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The Silmarillion

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Hardcover, 386 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $40 |

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These creation myths of Tolkien's Middle-earth, for those who found The Lord of the Rings too breezy and slight: In the author's characteristic Beowulfian prose, he recounts the legends of the world's beginnings, the downfall of its gods and men, and the events that changed the face of Middle-earth forever.