Unfinished Tales by J. R. R. TolkienUnfinished Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

Paperback | January 31, 1999

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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.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Title:Unfinished TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pagesPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0261103628

ISBN - 13:9780261103627

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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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'Moments of mythic grandeur'Sunday Times'Another monument to the incredible imagination of Tolkien'Sunday Telegraph