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This article is about second Part. For Part One, see The Book of Lost Tales Part One.


BookoflosttalesII

A cover of the The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

The Book of Lost Tales Part Two (also abbreviated The Book of Lost Tales 2 or The Book of Lost Tales II) (ISBN 0-395-36614-3) is the second part of Christopher Tolkien's 13-volume series The History of Middle-earth, in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father J.R.R. Tolkien.

It follows, and is always published separately from, Part One.

ContentEdit

The Book of Lost Tales contains the first versions of the stories which would later become The Silmarillion, and is notable because, while very primitive in style and content, it is very close to the later work in many ways. Each of the Tales is followed by notes and a detailed commentary by Christopher Tolkien.

While many of the names in the book are identical or close to those in the later versions, some of them bear almost no resemblance to their final forms. J.R.R. Tolkien emended names of characters and places rather frequently, sometimes with several new variants (rejected in turn) written in a single manuscript. Confusingly, sometimes the name applied to one thing is later used to refer to a different thing, the original use abandoned. As an example, the house of Elves called "Teleri" in The Book of Lost Tales is not the same as that in The Silmarillion (see Teleri). The original usage of "Teleri" would eventually change until the name became "Vanyar". Meanwhile, the house of Elves called "Solosimpi" would inherit the name "Teleri".

The framework for the book is that a mortal Man visits the Isle of Tol Eressëa, where the Elves live. In the earlier versions of the "Lost Tales" this man is named Eriol, of some vague north European origin, but in later versions he becomes Ælfwine, an Englishman of the Middle-ages.

There are more changes visible within the book, and it is not internally consistent, partially because even while still writing it Tolkien began rewriting earlier parts as his ideas about the world changed. The Tales were eventually abandoned, but they were resurrected in part as the "Sketch of the Mythology" which would become The Silmarillion.

For publication the book was split into two volumes: The Book of Lost Tales Part One and The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, but this is simply an editorial division. Both volumes are comprised of several "Lost Tales", which can be considered as either chapters or simply "parts".

Table of ContentsEdit

  1. "The Tale of Tinúviel" — the first version of the tale of Beren and Lúthien
  2. "Turambar and the Foalókë" — the first version of the Túrin saga
  3. "The Fall of Gondolin" — the full narrative of the Fall of Gondolin
  4. "The Nauglafring" — a story which was "lost" (in that it never was rewritten in full) and mostly excluded from the later Silmarillion.
  5. "The Tale of Eärendel" — the only full narrative of Eärendil's travels
  6. "The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales" — an essay about the changes in the framework, and the "unwritten" tales

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Die Boek van Verlore Verhale Deel Twee
Albanian Pjesa e dytë e librit të tregimeve të humbura
Arabic كتاب الحكايات المفقودة الجزء الثاني
Armenian Կորցրած հեքիաթների գրքի երկրորդ մասը
Azerbaijani İtirilmiş nağıl kitabının ikinci hissəsi
Basque Galdutako ipuinen liburuaren bigarren zatia
Belarusian Cyrillic Кніга згубленых паданняў Частка другая
Bengali লস্ট টেলস বই দ্বিতীয় অংশ
Bosnian Drugi deo knjige izgubljenih priča
Bulgarian Cyrillic Книгата на изгубените приказки Част втора
Cambodian សៀវភៅរឿងនិទានដែលបាត់បង់បានជាផ្នែកទីពីរ
Catalan La segona Part del llibre de contes perduts
Chinese 丢失的故事书第二部分
Croatian Knjiga izgubljeni priče, drugi dio
Czech Kniha ztracených příběhů Část druhá
Danish Bogen af Tabt Fortællinger Del To
Dutch Het Boek van Verloren Verhalen Deel twee
Fijian Na iVola i buli Yali e Wase Rua
Finnish Kadonneitten tarujen kirja Toinen osa
French Le Livre des Contes Perdus Deuxième partie
Galician O Libro dos perdidos Contos Parte Dous
Georgian დაკარგული მოთხრობების წიგნი ნაწილი II
German Das Buch der Verschollenen Geschichten, Teil Zwei
Greek Το βιβλίο των χαμένων ιστοριών μέρος δύο
Hebrew ספר סיפורים לאיבוד חלק שני
Hindi खोई हुई दास्तां की किताब भाग दो
Hungarian Az elveszett mesék könyve Rész kettő
Icelandic Bókin um Týndar Sögur Hluti tvö
Indonesian Buku cerita hilang bagian dua
Irish Gaelic An Leabhar na Caillte Scéalta Páirt a dó
Italian I Libro di Racconti Perduti Parte seconda
Japanese 失われた物語パート2の本
Kazakh Жоғалған ертегілер кітабы екіге бөлінеді (Cyrillic) Joğalğan ertegiler kitabı ekige bölinedi (Latin)
Korean 잃어버린 테일즈 2 부의도 서
Kyrgyz Cyrillic жоголгон жомоктору китебинде эки бөлүк ?
Latvian Otrā daļa zaudēta pasaku grāmata
Lithuanian Antroji dalis prarastų Pasakų knyga
Luxembourgish D'Buch vun Verluere goufen Geschichten Deel zwee
Macedonian Cyrillic Книга за изгубени приказни втор дел
Malagasy Ny Bokin' ny Tantara Very Ampahany Roa
Malay Buku Kisah Hilang Bahagian Dua
Mongolian Cyrillic Алдагдсан үлгэрийн номын хоёрдугаар хэсэг
Norwegian Boken av Tapt Historier Del To
Pashto د ورک شوو کیسوونو کتاب دوه برخې دي
Persian کتاب داستان های گمشده قسمت دوم
Polish Księga zaginionych opowieści Część druga
Portuguese O Livro dos contos perdidos, Parte Dois
Punjabi ਬੁੱਕ ਆਫ ਲੌਸਟ ਟੇਲਜ਼ ਦੇ ਦੋ ਭਾਗ
Romanian Cartea de povești Pierdute Partea a doua
Russian Книга утраченных сказаний Tома Два
Serbian Књига о изгубљене приче други део (Cyrillic) Knjiga o izgubljene priče drugi deo (Latin)
Scottish Gaelic An Leabhar nan Sgeulachdan caillte Pàirt a Dhà
Sinhalese අහිමි කථා පොතේ දෙවන කොටස ?
Slovak Kniha stratených príbehov druhá časť
Slovenian Knjiga izgubljene zgodbe del dva
Spanish El libro de cuentos perdidos, Segunda parte
Swedish De Förlorade Sagornas Bok Del två
Tajik Cyrillic Қисми дуюми китоби талоқҳои гумшуда
Tamil இழந்த கதைகள் நூல் பாகம் இரண்டு
Telugu ది బుక్ ఆఫ్ లాస్ట్ టేల్స్ పార్ట్ టూ
Thai หนังสือนิทานที่หายไปส่วนที่สอง
Tongan Konga ua 'a e tohi 'o e ngaahi talanoa loi kuo mole
Turkish Kayıp masalların Kitabı İkinci Bölüm
Ukrainian Cyrillic Книга Втрачених сказань Частина друга
Urdu کھو کہانیوں کی کتاب حصہ دو
Uzbek Йўқотилган ҳикоялар китоби Иккинчи қисм (Cyrillic) Yo'qotilgan hikoyalar kitobi Ikkinchi qism (Latin)
Vietnamese Cuốn Sách của Câu chuyện Bị mất Phần Hai
Welsh Llyfr Hanesion Golli Rhan dau
Yiddish דער ספר פון לאָסט טאַלעס טייל צוויי


The History of Middle-earth Series (1983 - 2002)

The Book of Lost Tales Part One | The Book of Lost Tales Part Two | The Lays of Beleriand | The Shaping of Middle-earth | The Lost Road and Other Writings | The Return of the Shadow | The Treason of Isengard | The War of the Ring | Sauron Defeated | Morgoth's Ring | The War of the Jewels | The Peoples of Middle-earth | The History of Middle-earth: Index