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Unfinished tales

  • 4.00 ·
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  • 1 Currently reading
  • 24 Have read

Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories from the twentieth century’s most acclaimed popular author.

The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as Gandalf’s lively account of how it was that he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan.

Unfinished Tales also contains the only story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri and the legend of Amroth. The tales were collated and edited by JRR Tolkien’s son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father’s writings.

Publish Date
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Language
English
Pages
512

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Cover of: Unfinished Tales
Unfinished Tales
April 6, 1998, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth
August 1996, HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover in Spanish - New Ed edition
Cover of: Unfinished tales of Numenor and Middle-earth
Unfinished tales of Numenor and Middle-earth
1980, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: Unfinished tales
Unfinished tales
1980, Ballantine Books
in English

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New York, N.Y

Edition Notes

Location: Paperback rack.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24382169M
ISBN 10
0345357116
ISBN 13
9780345357113
OCLC/WorldCat
319719631

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