Of all Tolkiens's works, the Silmarillion has always been my favourite - if you don't understand this then you'll never get the most out ot tLotR. And of all the stories in that book, my favourite has always been that of Beren and Lúthien.
The Tale "Of Beren and Lúthien"From 'The Silmarillion'
- A quick plot summary.
- The full text. If this isn't the most glaring violation of copyright since Microsoft, then I don't know what is :)
In Praise Of Lúthien.