J. R. R. Tolkien, Silmarillion (1977)

Silmarillion (1977)

Apr 15, 2022

Introduction to The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Upon completion of The Lord of the Rings, new readers often turn to The Silmarillion. But J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic collection of mythopoeic stories—covering everything from the creation of Eä (the Ainulindalë), the Valar and Mayar, the creation of the Elves as well as the events of the First and Second Ages of Middle-earth—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Laura Schmidt, Wade Center Archivist, joins Drs. Crystal and David C. Downing to walk us through to the larger themes and storylines of this amazing volume of stories.

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