Tolkien’s Fall of Gondolin Coming in August

Tolkien’s Fall of Gondolin Coming in August

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin will be published for the first time on August 30, 2018. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, this HarperCollins edition will collect the various versions of the story to present the narrative and its development. Alan Lee will once again provide illustrations.

According to the Tolkein Society, “This beautiful story captures the rise and fall of a great Elven kingdom, taking place millennia before the events of The Lord of the Rings…The Fall of Gondolin was the first of the tales of the First Age to be composed—the earliest text was probably written during Tolkien’s convalescence at Great Haywood, Staffordshire, early in 1917. This version is the only full account of the story and belongs with The Book of Lost Tales, the earliest phase of Tolkien’s mythology.”

Source: Tolkien Society


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