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    The Fall of Arthur (Paperback) By (author) J R R Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien

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    Description"New York Times" bestseller "An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description."--"New York Times Book Review" "The Fall of Arthur" recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur, who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood, is summoned back to Britain by news of the treachery of Mordred. Already weakened in spirit by Guinevere's infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur must rouse his knights to battle one last time against Mordred's rebels and foreign mercenaries. Powerful, passionate, and filled with vivid imagery, this unfinished poem reveals Tolkien's gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Christopher Tolkien, editor, contributes three illuminating essays that explore the literary world of King Arthur, reveal the deeper meaning of the verses and the painstaking work his father applied to bring the poem to a finished form, and investigate the intriguing links between "The Fall of Arthur" and Tolkien's Middle-earth. "Compelling in pace, haunted by loss, it lives up to expectations."--"Daily Beast" "Erudite and beautiful." - NPR.org


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    Title
    The Fall of Arthur
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J R R Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780544227835
    ISBN 10: 0544227832
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 821/.912
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 F35 2014
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    27 May 2014