THE 'GREAT TALE' OF BEREN AND LUTHIEN, SET DURING THE LEGENDARY FIRST AGE OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Beren is a mortal man, but Luthien an immortal Elf, and essential to this tale is the fate that shadows their love. Her father, a great Elvish lord, is deeply opposed to Beren, and imposes on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might we Luthien.
Undaunted by Lord Thingol's challenge, Beren and Luthien embark on the supremely heroic attempt to rob Morgoth, the greatest of all evil beings, of a Silmaril, one of the hallowed jewels that adorn the Black Enemy's crown.
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AUTHOR: J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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