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Old 05-03-2001, 04:13 PM   #1
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Okay, it's been about a month since I finally bought my own copy of the Silmarillion. I go into Barnes &amp; Noble yesterday and what do I discover? There's suddenly a 2nd edition available. I damn near bought another copy of it, but I decided to go with UT and BoLT2. Anyone here have the 2nd edition? If so, what's revised? Worth buying another copy?

Also, is there another paperback edition of UT? The cover of this Ballentine one is miserable. Ugly.

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Old 05-03-2001, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: Silmarillion 2nd Edition

There was a thread a few weeks back about the 2nd edition of the Sil. I think there are few revisions (mostly having to do with the order of the Numenorian kings). You may be able to find the thread here. As for the UT cover, I don't know. I also have the Ballantine copy, and it is quite ugly.

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Old 05-04-2001, 12:50 AM   #3
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Re: Silmarillion 2nd Edition

I got the my copy of the second edition Silmarillion yesterday. It is a hardciver and it looks stunning. I did not have an english Silmarillion, only read the one in my native tongue. There is not much difference with the other English Silmarillions though. As said by X Phial, it changes some details in names of Numenorean rulers. It also includes a very long letter from Tolkien to Milton Waldman. A ridiculous decision to put it in there in my opinion, since it covers , in short, the whole of the First and Second Age. So don't read it. I already read it in Letters of Tolkien, but I can't really understand why they did this.

Anyway, it is almost exactly the same as the one you bought, so nothing to worry about.

Check Amazon or BN for other Paperback or hardcover editions for your UT.

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Old 05-04-2001, 04:05 AM   #4
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Re: Silmarillion 2nd Edition

(------ has the spiffy, new edition, paperback BoLT I + II, and UT. They look awesome... <img src=smile.gif ALT=""> All with John Howe artwork. 95' HarperCollins edition, but new.

Commence drooling.

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Old 05-04-2001, 04:19 PM   #5
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Re: Silmarillion 2nd Edition

Looks like this is as good a place as any to brag about my new Silmarillion with Ted Nasmith artwork. Love that pic of Maglor on the cover... And the one of the Elves awakening by Cuivienen is stunning too... <img src=cool.gif ALT="8)">

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Old 05-04-2001, 09:08 PM   #6
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*sob* I've got an old paperback sil...John Howe artwork, but it's all tattered <img src=frown.gif ALT="">

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Re: Silmarillion 2nd Edition

My favorite edition of the Silmarillion for readability still has to be the Houghton Mifflin oversize (8inch high) trade-paperback. The one with the white cover and the illustration by Tolkien of a bird perched on a rose (?) on the cover.
It has stood up to dozens of readings and countless small queries. Keeps on ticking.


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Old 05-05-2001, 05:43 PM   #8
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I've got that nice Houghton Mifflin version. It's beautiful. I paid ten bucks more than the smaller Ballantine paperback just because the larger one looked so nice. Good paper, great cover art, perfect size.

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Re: Sil

Probably my favorite edition of my favorite Tolkien work. Perfectly portable. Never shows wear.
Carry it nearly everywhere I go. Even into movie theatres sometimes.Gotta do something before the movie trailers start, and I can too talk and read at the same time!! Really, dear. I am paying attention to you. Could you repeat what you just said? Just kidding. Yes, dear. I am putting it away.

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Re: Sil

Lol, Amandil, that sounds like my entire childhood.

&quot;Yes, of course I was listening. You just said to put the book away.&quot;

&quot;Yes, I am reading again. Sorry.&quot;

&quot;No, you can't have my book. I'm putting it away, I swear!&quot;

&quot;Huh?&quot;

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And here I am at work. Posting. At my side, a bag that contains: the one book edition of LoTR, the Sil, Letters, the Hobbit, UT, and the Karen Fonstad atlas.
Juuuuuuust in case I might have an emergency and my life depended on instant access.
I have also been known to schlep around all of HoME, or leave it out in the car.

But today I do not have it. <img src=frown.gif ALT="">


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