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Unfinished Tales

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Unfinished Tales is rated 5 out of 5 by 7.

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, 7 × 4.38 × 1.34 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103628

ISBN - 13: 9780261103627

Found in: Fantasy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tolkien's great work Read Lord of the Rings? Want to know more? This will be a great read for you. Also recommend the Silmarillion - a lot of history about Middle Earth and those who came before the time of those you know from LOTR. Overall recommend to anyone who wants to know more about Middle Earth, and if you enjoyed other works of Tolkien.
Date published: 2008-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best this book was great, why? because J.R.R Tolkien wrote it. I think that more people should read this because it is a great peice of literature.
Date published: 2005-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Tolkien is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of his best books. Hedelved so deep into middle earth it feels like it actually once existed.
Date published: 2005-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Tolkien Mythos.. Comparisons to the tower of Babel are most fitting when describing the history of Numénor, the great island of Men. Its history is rich, and beautifully told in this narrative. If you enjoyed LOTR, and have already read the Silmarillion, this is your next step in delving into Ardan Mythos. A must read.
Date published: 2003-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! All of Tolkien's breathtaking books are amazing. He has made so many books in this series. He is the best author ever. Second is J.K. Rowling.
Date published: 2002-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! All of Tolkien's books are great. I think he is the greatest author there ever was and will ever be. I fyou like his books.(which you should)read some susan cooper books. IF YOU DON'T LIKE TOLKIEN! YOU AREN'T NORMAL! just kidding bye
Date published: 2000-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tolkien Tolkien is the demigod of modern fantasy literature
Date published: 1999-06-01

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Unfinished Tales

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 611 pages, 7 × 4.38 × 1.34 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103628

ISBN - 13: 9780261103627

From the Publisher

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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From Our Editors

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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