About the Book: Unfinished Tales
The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection ofstories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and TheSilmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children ofHurin. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging intime from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War ofthe Ring, and provides those who have read The Lord of the Ringswith a whole collection of background and new stories from thetwentieth centurys most acclaimed popular author.
The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprisessuch elements as Gandalfs lively account of how it was that he cameto send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, theemergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coastof Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organizationof the Riders of Rohan. Unfinished Tales also contains the onlystory about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and allthat is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiriand the legend of Amroth. The tales were collated and edited by JRRTolkiens son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, who provides ashort commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in thegaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his fatherswritings.
About Author: Carpenter Humphrey, Tolkien Christopher
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, thoughhe is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings andThe Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books havebeen translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millionsof copies worldwide
|Author:||Christopher Tolkien JRR Tolkien|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Limited|
|Number of Pages:||624|
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