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Book and Film Discussions > J. R. R. Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years

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Alex (asato)
"The story is about the fate of lovers Beren and Lúthien, a mortal man and an immortal elf who together try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor.

"For the new book Christopher Tolkien, now aged 92, has kept his father's story in the original form in which it was written and has also shown how the narrative changed to become part of The Silmarillion.

"Published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to The Hobbit and is one of the most successful novels ever written, having sold more than 150 million copies.

"The film adaptation, released from 2001 to 2003, is one of the highest-grossing series of all time, with the final movie also winning 11 Academy Awards, tied for the most ever with Ben Hur.
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"He'd lost two of his dearest friends on the Somme and you can imagine he must have been inside as much of a wreck as he was physically."

(http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-ox...)



message 2: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 1579 comments I shall look forward to reading this! Every now and then I go back and read The Silmarilion, and this is one of my favourite parts.

http://tolkien.cro.net/talesong/s-ber...


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