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Unfinished tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

A fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin.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 J.R.R. 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.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Genre Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 823/.912
Library of Congress PR6039.O32 U5 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination 472 p. :
Number of pages 472

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3969871M
ISBN 10 0618154051
LC Control Number 2001276575
Library Thing 3203414
Goodreads 357255

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