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The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Guillem Clapés » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm

Have you guys seen it? The Fall of Gondolin is to be published on August 30 this year! Edited by Christopher Tolkien and featuring illustrations by Alan Lee. Apparently it will contain at least some previously unpublished material, and a structure similar to Beren and Lúthien, with various versions of the same story.
What do you think? I personally can not wait to get my hands on a copy!
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Straelbora » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:12 pm

I seem to remember some chatter here a while ago, when it looked like "Luthien and Beren" was going to be Christopher Tolkien's final foray into editing his father's works. I wasn't alone in wishing that "The Fall of Gondolin" had made it, too. And now here we are! I can't wait to get a copy.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby caedmon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:15 pm

So it's going to be a 'Lost Tales' form of multiple versions, rather than a Single Narrative? But I already have the Lost Tales. I'm not sure what this contributes.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Harper » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:35 pm

Thanks for the heads up.

I hope that it will also deal further with the "resurrection/re-embodiment" of one of my favorite characters, Glorfindel.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Elleth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm

!!! I had not heard of this. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Worth it just for the Alan Lee illustrations is my thought.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Greg » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:59 am

I expect that the various versions of my favorite tale, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin, would find their way in as well. I know I’ll buy a copy, even if there’s no new actual material.

...Because I’m a sucker.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby robinhoodsghost » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 pm

Alan Lee is a fantastic artist, loved what he did recently in LUTIEN AND BEREN....so I am sure it will find it's way on to my bookshelf.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Greg » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 pm

You can pre-order on Amazon already...I did. The cover is a Tuor clad in Bearskins approaching Gondolin. It’s gorgeous.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Harper » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:58 pm

My copy just came in.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Ursus » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:36 am

Got mine yesterday. I’m on vacation for a week staring yesterday, needless to say I already finished it. I’ll wait a bit before posting my thoughts and give others time to read it.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Greg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Mine's in hand at present. It's lovely.

I was somewhat surprised that the full narrative from the Unfinished Tales "Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin" was actually left out. Would have seemed appropriate to include the longest, most detailed account of Tuor and Voronwe's travels, but the focus was instead solely on the literary growth of the Fall of Gondolin itself. Still a great volume.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Elleth » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:52 pm

Oh shoot! My preorder failed.

.... Guess I'll look at the bookstore tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Postby Greg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:14 pm

I stand corrected (and relieved!):
The full, heavily detailed narrative of "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondlin" IS included, and titled "The Last Version", and then described as being titled "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin", beginning on page 145. This includes the reference to Voronwe's need-wallet and Tuor's cloak concealing his sword referenced in my forum signature, ending at Tuor's entrance to the city, and does not cover any of his time spent living there or the attack of Morgoth...by-and-large my favorite passage of Tolkien's works.
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