Unfinished Tales

Description

The popular paperback edition of this 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 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.

Details

Author(s)
J. R. R. Tolkien
Format
Paperback | 624 pages
Dimensions
111 x 178 x 34mm | 310g
Publication date
01 Sep 2014
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Index
ISBN10
0261103628
ISBN13
9780261103627
Bestsellers rank
26,880

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