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The Book of Lost Tales: Part II (The History of Middle-Earth: Volume II)

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The stories continues from "Part I", and begins with Eriol, having spent spent many days at the 'Cottage of Lost Play', a house he arrived at while traveling. It is owned by Lindo and Vairë. There he has listened to stories by the family that had taken him in. The first story in this book that he hears is "The Tale of Tinúviel".

"The Tale of Tinúviel" tells the story of Beren a human male who falls in love with Lúthien Tinúviel a female elf. He wishes to marry her but is given a seemingly impossible task to get a Silmaril jewel from the crown of a evil being. He succeeds in getting the jewel but loses his hand in the attempt, and after their marriage he dies, and she also dies from heartbreak, and they are returned to life for second chance.

Eriol himself tells the next story, that of "Turambar and the Foalókë".

"Turambar and the Foalókë" is the story of a warrior that is imprissioned by the evil being and set on a mountain top to watch his family suffer while he watches with the curse of special sight. The story then changes to his son, Túrin, who also fights but is betrayed by his men and cursed, after losing a battle with a dragon he changes his name. His sister and mother look for him but are captured and their memories erased by the dragon. He later meets his sister, now strangers to each other, they become married. He finally defeats the dragon, but with that her memory returns. Realizing he's her brother she jumps off a cliff, he kills himself, and the mother goes screaming into the woods. The father then is released by the evil being and he goes and kills the men that betrayed his son. Then goes looking for his wife in the woods. The story ends with the family reunited and dwelling with the spirits.

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Cover of: The book of lost tales, part II
The book of lost tales, part II
1994, HarperCollins
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The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 2)
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Cover of: The Book Of Lost Tales
The Book Of Lost Tales: Part II
1984, George Allen & Unwin
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Table of Contents

Preface 1
I. The Tale of Tinúviel 3
Notes and Commentary 48
II. Turambar and the Foalókë 69
Notes and Commentary 116
III. The Fall of Gondolin 144
Notes and Commentary 197
IV. The Nauglafring 221
Notes and Commentary 242
V. The Tale of Eärendel 252
Éalá Éarendel Engla Beorhtast (poem) 267
The Bidding of the Minstrel (poem) 269
The Shores of Faëry (poem) 271
The Happy Mariners (poem) 273
VI. The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales 278
Prelude (poem) 295
The Town of Dreams (poem) 296
The City of Present Sorrow (poem) 297
The Song of Eriol (poem) 298
Ælfwine of England 312
Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales - Part II 335
Short Glossary of Obsolete, Archaic, and Rare Words 350
Index 353
{Librarian's Note: The poems shown above are not listed in the books "Contents" but have their own seperate title heading within their section.}

Edition Notes

Series
The History of Middle-Earth
Other Titles
The Book of Lost Tales II; The Book of Lost Tales: Part Two; The Book of Lost Tales: Part 2; The History of Middle-Earth, Volume 2

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6039.O32 B6 1984, PR6039.O32B6 1984

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
385
Dimensions
23 x 15 x 3 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24604545M
ISBN 10
0395366143
LC Control Number
83012782

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