The Lays of Beleriand
|The Lays of Beleriand|
|Author||J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien|
|Publisher||George Allen and Unwin (UK)|
Houghton Mifflin (US)
|Released||22 August 1985 (UK)|
20 November, 1985 (US)
The Lays of Beleriand is the third volume of The History of Middle-earth. It gives us a privileged insight into the creation of the mythology of Middle-earth, through the alliterative verse tales of two of the most crucial stories in Tolkien's world - those of Túrin Turambar and of Beren and Lúthien. The first of the poems is the unpublished Lay of the Children of Húrin, narrating on a grand scale the tragedy of Túrin Turambar. The second is the moving Lay of Leithian, the chief source of the tale of Beren and Lúthien in The Silmarillion, telling of the Quest of the Silmaril and the encounter with Morgoth in his subterranean fortress.
- "The Lay of the Children of Húrin"
- "Poems Early Abandoned"
- "The Lay of Leithian"
- "The Lay of Leithian Recommenced"