Sinopsis completa BEREN AND LUTHIEN y descripción
The epic tale of Beren and Luthien, carefully restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and independent story, will bring together fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and Tolkien's rich landscape and Middle Earth's unique creatures.
The history of Beren and Luthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of El Silmarillón, the myths and legends of the Early World Age conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the story the following year.
Essential to history, and never changed, is the fate that overshadowed the love of Beren and Luthien: because Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien was an immortal elf.
His father, a great elf lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed an impossible task on him that he had to perform before marrying Luthien.
This is the nucleus of the legend; and leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Luthien together to steal a Silmaril from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy.
In this book, Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Luthien from the whole work in which it was inserted; but that story was changing as it developed new associations within the larger story.
To show something of the process by which this Middle-earth legend evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by first giving it its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.
Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of history, both in the event and in the narrative immediacy, which were later lost.
Biografia del escritor J.R.R. TOLKIEN , 2018
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, licenciado en lengua y literatura inglesa, profesor y escritor, se alistó de joven en el ejército británico, con el que participó en la Primera Guerra Mundial.
Creador de una teoría crítica de la fantasía, su interés por el lenguaje y los mitos le llevó a inventar lenguajes y personajes heroicos, que luego retrataría profusamente en gran parte de su producción literaria, en la que El Hobbit y El señor de los Anillos brillan con luz propia, obras que se han convertido en verdaderos clásicos de la literatura épica y fantástica, que perduran en el tiempo y en múltiples generaciones de lectores.