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Unfinished Tales

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | January 31, 1999 | Mass Market Paperbound

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J.R.R. Tolkien?s Unfinished Tales is a collection ranging from the time of The Silmarillion the Elder Days of Middle-earth : to the end of the War of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Its many treasures include Gandalf?s lively account of how 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 a description of the military organisation of the Riders of Rohan.

Lovers of Tolkien?s mythology will also be fascinated to read the only story from the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known of such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri, and the legend of Amroth.

Christopher Tolkien, who provides a commentary placing each of the Tales in the context of his father?s work, has edited the collection.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 611 pages, 2.76 × 1.72 × 0.53 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103628

ISBN - 13: 9780261103627

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Unfinished Tales

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 611 pages, 2.76 × 1.72 × 0.53 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103628

ISBN - 13: 9780261103627

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J.R.R. Tolkien?s Unfinished Tales is a collection ranging from the time of The Silmarillion the Elder Days of Middle-earth : to the end of the War of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Its many treasures include Gandalf?s lively account of how 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 a description of the military organisation of the Riders of Rohan.

Lovers of Tolkien?s mythology will also be fascinated to read the only story from the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known of such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri, and the legend of Amroth.

Christopher Tolkien, who provides a commentary placing each of the Tales in the context of his father?s work, has edited the collection.

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father?s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures. His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward?s School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shone in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called The Book of Lost Tales but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion. In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that t
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The world J.R.R. Tolkien conceived for his Lord of the Rings trilogy keeps growing larger and larger like a huge spider's web. Unfinished Tales is the author's collection of stories that helps to give more background and appreciation for Middle-earth and the characters inhabiting it. In a coup, it's also the only account of the long ages and reign of Numenor before its downfall. Rings fans will know what that means.
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