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Tolkien, Christopher

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Works: 273 works in 1,139 publications in 20 languages and 19,869 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Juvenile works  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Originator, Other, Adapter, Commentator, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Christopher Tolkien
The book of lost tales by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
209 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Book of Lost Tales contains the first forms of the myths that came to be called The Silmarillion. These include early accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the geography and cosmography of their invented world, J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Also includes commentary and poems associated with each tale
The Silmarillion by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
223 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 4,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new edition of Tolkien's collection of tales and legends chronicling the world's beginnings and the happenings of the First Age focuses on the theft of the Simarils--the three jewels crafted by F?eanor--by Morgoth, first Dark Lord of Middle-earth, and has been revised and expanded to encompass forty-eight color paintings
The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters discuss his books, their meanings, his interests and also reveal his view of the world
The return of the shadow by Christopher Tolkien ( Book )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced and the precise moment is seen when, in an astonishing and unforeseen leap in the earliest narrative, a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, his significance still unknown. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed while his indentity remains an absolute puzzle, and the suspicion only very slowly becomes certainty that he must after all be a Man. The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot. The story in this book ends at the point where J.R.R. Tolkien halted in the story for a long time, as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria. The Return of the Shadow is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts
The treason of Isengard by Christopher Tolkien ( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christopher Tolkien chronicles his father's creation of the novel "The Lord of the Rings," presenting early drafts and showing how the cast of characters grew after the first stage of writing. Also discusses Tolkien's changing map of Middle-earth, and the runic alphabets
The war of the ring by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
48 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The War of the Ring Christopher Tolkien takes up the story of the writing of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. This is followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass of Kirith Ungol, at which point J.R.R. Tolkien wrote at the time: 'I have got the hero into such a fix that not even an author will be able to extricate him without labour and difficulty'. Then comes the war in Gondor, and the book ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. In describing his intentions for The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien said that 'It will probably work out very differently from this plan when it really gets written, as the thing seems to write itself once it gets going'; and in The War of the Ring totally unforeseen developmenst that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantir bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, though I like him, but there he came walking into the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair
Beowulf : a translation and commentary : together with Sellic spell by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Tolkien's creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book also includes much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, Tolkien expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf "snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup," but he rebuts the notion that this is "a mere treasure story" or "just another dragon tale." He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is "the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history" that raises it to another level. "The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The 'treasure' is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination." Sellic Spell, a "marvellous tale," is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folktale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the "historical legends" of the northern kingdoms."--Dust jacket
The children of Húrin by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early days of Middle-Earth, humans and elves, dwarves and dragons, orcs and dark sorcerers clash in an epic battle between good and evil
The saga of King Heidrek the Wise ( Book )
16 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pardoner's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
20 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and English, Middle and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little did the travellers know that when they agreed to a storytelling competition on their way to Canterbury, they would be subjected to the Pardoner's crooked ways! Will the Pardoner convince the travellers to part with their money? The Pardoner's Tale is one of the most popular and admired tales from Chaucer
The J.R.R. Tolkien audio collection by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Of historic note, these selections from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' are based on a tape recording Tolkien made in 1952, which inspired him to continue his own quest to see his vision in print. Also included is a never-published poem, 'The Mirror of Galadriel, ' originally intended for inclusion in the trilogy, yet edited out. And, finally, Tolkien's son, Christopher, reads selections from his father's 'The Silmarillion, ' the epic foundation upon which rests the whole of his work."--Container
Narn i chin Húrin : la historia de los hijos de Húrin by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fantasy adventure saga set in the early days of Middle-Earth features humans and elves, dwarves and dragons, orcs and dark sorcerers clashing in an epic battle between good and evil
The nun's priest's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geannoteerde tekstuitgave van een fragment uit de Canterbury tales (ca. 1370)
The Silmarillion of Beren and Lúthien by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapter 19 of the novel, read by the author's son
Narn i chîn Húrin : the tale of the children of Húrin by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Túrin Turambar, een ridder die huis en haard moest ontvluchten en door een Elfenkoning werd geadopteerd, gaat als verdoemde held met een magisch zwaard zijn noodlot tegemoet
De legende van Sigurd en Gudrún by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twee epische gedichten uit de Oud-Noorse 'Edda' naar de Engelse bewerking van de schrijver J.R.R. Tolkien
Hervarar saga ok Heiđreks ( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of the darkening of Valinor, and Of the flight of the Noldor from the Silmarillion by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapters 8 and 9 of The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien soundbook by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man of law's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1904 and 1969 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Tolkien, C. J. R.
Tolkien C. J. R. 1924-....
Tolkien, C. J. R. (Christopher J. R.)
Tolkien, Christopher John Reuel 1924-
Tolkien, Christopher Reuel
Tolkien Christopher Reuel 1924-....
Tolkien, Cristopher
トールキン, クリストファ・ロウエル
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