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Første bind af Tolkiens udødelige klassiker om hobbitten Frodo, der arver en mystisk ring af sin onkel Bilbo. Men Ringen tilhører den onde fyrst Sauron, der vil bruge den på at underlægge sig verden. Frodo må forlade sit elskede Herred for at rejse til Dommedagsbjerget og tilintetgøre Ringen. Med sig på rejsen har han troldmanden Gandalf, elveren Legolas, dværgen Gimli, mennesket Boromir, tre af sine nærmeste hobbitvenner samt ikke mindst den hemmelighedsfulde Traver.Teksten er gennemrevideret af Jakob Levinsen, og alle appendikser er med. Derved udkommer værket for første gang på dansk i komplet version.
Ondskabens fyrste, Sauron, kan gøre sin magt fuldkommen, hvis Ringen kommer i hans besiddelse. Det skal hobbitten Frodo forhindre, men Ringen kan ikke skjules, den vil let kunne spores af Sauron såvel i jord som i vand. Der er kun én ting at stille op - den må tilintetgøres. Den opgave påtager Frodo sig og drager ud for at kaste Ringen på den ild, hvor den blev støbt - i Dommedagsbjerget, der ligger i Saurons rige. Bøgerne om Ringenes Herre blev kultbøger i 1960’erne og ved årtusindskiftet ses igen en opblomstring i Tolkieninteressen. Hør 2. del af trilogien - indlæst af Torben Sekov.
Saurons styrker har belejret Minas Tirith, Gondors hovedstad, i bestræbelsen på at udslette menneskeracen. Det før så store kongedømme har aldrig været i større bekneb for en konge. Men kan Aragorn leve op til sit navn og blive det, han er født til?Det sidste store slag nærmer sig, og de mørke styrker rykker tættere og tættere på, og selv med opbydelsen af al deres mod og loyalitet er menneskenes styrker ikke en reel trussel mod Saurons mægtige hær.Hør om det lykkes Ringbæreren Frodo at fuldføre sin mission.Bøgerne om Ringenes Herre blev kultbøger i 1960’erne og ved årtusindskiftet ses igen en opblomstring i Tolkieninteressen. Hør 3. og sidste del af trilogien - indlæst af Torben Sekov.
Tolkiens søn, Christopher Tolkien, har samlet og kommenteret en række fortællinger, som Tolkien efterlod og aldrig nåede at skrive færdig til en helhed. Der er tale om enkeltstående, længere og episke historier, som relaterer sig til Tolkiens øvrige univers. Efter hver historie er der et notesæt, og bagest i bogen er der et fyldigt indeks med mulighed for at slå alle navne og steder efter. Derudover indledning af Christopher Tolkien.
Fortællingen om Húrins børn opstod i sin første form i 1918 som en af de tre Store Fortællinger, som Tolkien arbejdede på hele sit liv, men aldrig udgav. Fortællingerne var en del af hans livslange projekt om at skabe et stort, sammenhængende mytisk univers, der kulminerede med skabelsen af Ringenes herre i 50'erne. Fortællingen om Húrins børn finder sted længe før Frodos kamp mod Sauron - i Tolkiens tidsregning ca. 6.500 år før. Elementer i historien har optrådt her og der i de kendte romaner - f.eks. er Aragorns natlige beretning om Beren og Lúthien til hobbitterne på Vejrhøj i Ringenes herre bd. 1, en af de oprindelige tre Store Fortællinger - men en samlet fremstilling nåede Tolkien ikke at skabe. Det er nu lykkedes hans søn Christopher at samle faderens mange skitser til en fortløbende beretning om den legendariske Húrins to børn Túrin og Niënor, deres kamp mod Den Store Fjende Melkor Morgoth, og ikke mindst den forfærdelige forbandelse, der hviler over dem. Bogen er meget smukt illustreret af Alan Lee, som har illustreret adskillige Tolkien-udgivelser og vandt en Oscar for bedste filmdesign i filmatiseringen af Ringenes herre-trilogien.
Læn dig tilbage og nyd den udødelige romanklassiker om hobbitten Bilbo Sækker, der meget mod sin vilje bliver udpeget af troldmanden Gandalf til at ledsage tretten dværge på deres generobringstogt efter den enorme skat, der nidkært vogtes af dragen Smaug. Og som undervejs tilfældigt render ind i mørkevæsenet Gollum og vinder hans mærkelige ring fra ham i en dyst om ordspil og gåder.Tolkiens klassiker "Hobbitten" er højaktuel pga Peter Jacksons filmatiseringer. Her på Gyldendal fejrer vi Tolkien og "Hobbitten" på mange planer, bla. med denne flotte udgave med filmomslag. Desuden er romanen blevet nyoversat af en af Danmark største Tolkien-kendere, Jakob Levinsen.Udgave med filmforside og i nyoversættelse.
Med efterord af Rane Willerslev. Hobbitten er Tolkiens udødelige romanklassiker om hobbitten Bilbo Sækker, der meget mod sin vilje bliver udpeget af troldmanden Gandalf til at ledsage tretten dværge på deres generobringstogt af den enorme skat, der nidkært vogtes af dragen Smaug. Og som undervejs tilfældigt render ind i mørkevæsenet Gollum og vinder hans mærkelige ring fra ham i en dyst om ordspil og gåder. Udgives her i Gyldendals Klassikerkollektion. En ny serie med klassikere fra Danmark og hele verden. Serien vil udkommer med små og store kollektioner. Denne kollektion samler sig om rejsen som tema. I samme kollektion udkommer H.C. Andersens Fodrejse - Fra Holmens kanal til østpynten af Amager i årene 1828 og 1829 og Joseph Conrads Mørkets hjerte.
J.R.R. Tolkien, kendt og elsket for Hobbitten og Ringenes herre, virkede hele sit liv som professor i filologi og middelalderlitteratur i Oxford. Her genskabte han digterisk en af middelalderens prægtigste overleverede tekster, historien om Kong Arthur og hans riddere af Det Runde Bord. Værket, som forblev ufærdigt, udgives her af Tolkiens søn Christopher, som i tilgift giver læseren en unik indsigt i Tolkiens arbejde med værket og i dets forbindelse til det univers, Tolkien skabte i Silmarillion.
"Tolkiens klassiker om hobbitten Bilbo Sækker, der meget mod sin vilje bliver udpeget af troldmanden Gandalf til at ledsage tretten dværge på deres generobringstogt af dværgkongens herredømme og enorme skat, der nidkært vogtes af dragen Smaug. Besøg Gyldendals hjemmeside for Tolkiens forfatterskab. Her kan du læse mere om bøgerne samt uddrag, læse om Tolkien selv, se nyheder, deltage i konkurrencer og debatforum m.m. Indlæst af Torben Sekov i 2002Læs mere på www.tolkien.gyldendal.dk"
"Ondskabens fyrste, Sauron, kan gøre sin magt fuldkommen, hvis Ringen kommer i hans besiddelse. Det skal hobbitten Frodo forhindre, men Ringen kan ikke skjules, den vil let kunne spores af Sauron såvel i jord som i vand. Der er kun én ting at stille op - den må tilintetgøres. Den opgave påtager Frodo sig og drager ud for at kaste Ringen på den ild, hvor den blev støbt - i Dommedagsbjerget, der ligger i Saurons rige. Første bind i trilogien Ringenes Herre.";;
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manw, chief of the Valar: he is called the Lord of Waters, of all seas, lakes, and rivers under the sky. But he works in secret in Middle-earth to support the Noldor, the kindred of the Elves among whom were numbered Hrin and Trin Turambar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo's desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Trin, the instrument of Ulmo's designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Erendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Trin and Idril, with the child Erendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Erendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources. Following his presentation of Beren and Lthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same ';history in sequence' mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ';the first real story of this imaginary world' and, together with Beren and Lthien and The Children of Hrin, he regarded it as one of the three ';Great Tales' of the Elder Days.
Unavailable for more than seventy years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's Corrigan poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien. Set ';In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the ';Aotrou' and ';Itroun' of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his life.Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, together with the two shorter ';Corrigan' poems (which lead up to it and are also included in this volume), were the outcome of a comparatively short but intense period in Tolkiens life when he was deeply engaged with Celtic, and particularly Breton, myth and legend.Originally written in 1930 and long out of print, this early but seminal work is an important addition to the non-Middle-earth portion of his canon and should be set alongside The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrn, The Fall of Arthur and The Story of Kullervo. Like these works, it belongs to a small but important corpus of his ventures into ';real-world' mythologies, each of which in its own way would be a formative influence on his own legendarium. Edited with notes and commentary by Verlyn Flieger and a prefatory note on the text by Christopher Tolkien.
The epic tale of Beren and Lthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien's First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril. Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, Beren and Lthien reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.Christopher Tolkien tells the story in his father's own words by giving its original form as well as prose and verse passages from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.
Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings. In 'Farmer Giles of Ham', having accidentally shot a giant, Farmer Giles finds his brave reputation being tested by Chrysophylax the dragon. In 'Smith of Wootton Major', when young Smith eats a piece of cake containing a silver star, he is granted access to the magical land of Faerie. In 'Leaf by Niggle', a thought-provoking allegory on the theme of creativity, the painter Niggle embarks on a fateful search for perfection. In 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', join Tom and the Hobbits in scenes from The Lord of the Rings which were not included in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.
Dwarves, elves, goblins, trolls, dragons and wizards - these are the ingredients of J.R.R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy, the prelude to The Lord of The Rings, now the subject of a major feature film series. The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a treasure hoard. Their journey contains many dangers, and in facing them the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone - not least himself! Since it was first broadcast in 1968, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has become a classic in its own right, perfectly evoking Tolkien's magical other world and its enchanting, fantastic inhabitants.
With its first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 1981, this dramatised tale of Middle Earth became an instant global classic. It boasts a truly outstanding cast including Ian Holm (as Frodo), Sir Michael Hordern (as Gandalf), Robert Stephens (as Aragorn), Bill Nighy (as Sam Gamgee) and John Le Mesurier (as Bilbo). Brian Sibley's famous adaptation has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm, who now stars as Bilbo in the feature films based on The Lord of the Rings. Part One, The Fellowship of the Ring, introduces us to Frodo Baggins. With his uncle Bilbo having mysteriously disappeared, Frodo finds himself in possession of a simple gold ring that has great and evil power. It is the Ruling Ring, taken long ago from the Dark Lord, Sauron, who now seeks to possess it again. Frodo must do everything he can to prevent this, and with the help of Gandalf the wizard and a band of loyal companions he begins a perilous journey across Middle-earth. Sauron's Black Riders are on their trail as they travel to Rivendell, attempt to cross the snow-swept Misty Mountains and, in desperation, enter the terrifying Mines of Moria.
The second instalment of Tolkien's epic tale, adapted from the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Having fled the Shire in their escape from Sauron's Dark Riders, Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring have journeyed to Rivendell and beyond. Their mission is to reach the Mountain of Fire in Mordor, where the Ruling Ring can be destroyed, but already their campaign is in jeopardy. Gandalf has fallen into an abyss, and Boromir has fatally succumbed to the power of the Ring. The others are besieged by an army of orcs - save for Frodo and Sam, whose journey down the River Anduin is being watched by a dark and shadowy figure... Widely regarded as a broadcasting classic, the BBC Radio dramatisation of 'The Lord of the Rings' stars Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe.
The evil Saruman has been defeated by Gandalf, but in Mordor the battle for the Ruling Ring continues. Wounded by the giant spider, Shelob, Frodo has been captured by the dreaded orcs. Sam, alone and in possession of the Ring, must rescue his master if their mission - to find the Cracks of Doom, and there destroy the Ring - is to continue. Meanwhile, the other Fellowship members are preparing for war against the armies of the Dark Lord, Sauron... Widely regarded as a broadcasting classic, the BBC Radio dramatisation of 'The Lord of the Rings' stars Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe.
The Musical Soundtrack that accompanies the BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of JRR Tolkien's classic Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Children of Hrin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Trin, son of Hrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earthawaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him. The paperback edition of The Children of Hrin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.
Never before published in a single volume, Tolkiens four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first time. This new, definitive collection of works which had appeared separately, in various formats, between 1949 and 1998 comes with an illuminating introduction from esteemed author and Tolkien expert Tom Shippey as well as Tolkeins most celebrated essay, On Fairy-stories, which astutely addresses the relationship between fairy tales and fantasy. The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some of Tolkiens often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages.
The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916-17 when he was twenty-five years old and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for these tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where elves dwelt; from him they learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In these Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of Middle-earth. Volume One contains the tales of The Music of the Ainur, The Building of valinor, The Chaining of Melko, The coming of the Elves and The Flight of the Noldoli, among others. Each tale is followed by a short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor.
The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the Lost Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and association, they are set in the narrative frame of the great westward voyage of a mariner named Eriel (or AElfwine). His destination is Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle where Elves dwell; from them he learns their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. The Tales include the earliest accounts of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmography of their invented world.The Book of Lost Tales is published in two volumes. The first contains the Tales of Valinor; and this second part includes Beren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary, together with associated poems, and each volume contains extensive information on names and vocabulary of the earliest Elvish languages. Additional books in this series will extend the history of Middle-earth as it was refined and enlarged in later years and will include the long Lays of Beleriand, the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World, the Lhammas or Account of Tongues, annals, maps, and many other previously unpublished writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themAs the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alivenow in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force. Daily TelegraphIncludes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themFrodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduinalone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlrien to the horror of Mordor. Sunday Telegraph
The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning. New York Times
A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in The Silmarillionand The Lord of the Rings.The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalfs lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.Unfinished Tales also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Nmenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.