Published posthumously, edited by Christopher Tolkien, ‘The Silmarillion’ lays out the ‘creation back-story’ to the races, landscapes and conflicts found in the narratives of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. In as much as ‘The Hobbit’ is concerned with the adventures of a hobbit in the company of dwarves, and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ the deeds of hobbits and Men, so ‘The Silmarillion’ is mainly concerned with Tolkien’s beloved race, the Elves.
Posted on behalf of Tolkien Society member Ian Spittlehouse.
Will 'The Silmarillion' inspire you to write a paper, a play, create a costume or something else for Return of the Ring?
Would you like to lead, participate in, or attend a reading of 'Smith of Wootton Major'?
Registration and accommodation bookings for Return of the Ring, Loughborough August 2012 are now open: for all details visit www.returnofthering.org and call for papers is here http://www.returnofthering.org/cfp.php.