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    The Tale of the Children of Hurin (Pre-Lord of the Rings) (Paperback) By (author) J R R Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien, Illustrated by Alan Lee

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    DescriptionLong before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, one man--Hurin--dared to defy Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords to plague Middle-earth. Thus did he and his children, Turin and Nienor, earn the enmity of a merciless foe that would shape the destiny of all the ages to come. Only J.R.R. Tolkien, the undisputed master of the fantastic, could have conceived this magical tale of Elves and Men united against a brutal foe. And only Christopher Tolkien, the master's son and literary heir, could have fit the pieces of his father's unfinished work together with such deep understanding and consummate artistry. With an introduction and appendiCes by Christopher Tolkien, who has also contributed maps and genealogy tables, and eight stunning paintings and twenty-five pencil drawings by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee, The Children of Hurin at last takes its proper place as the very cornerstone of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal achievement.


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    Title
    The Tale of the Children of Hurin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J R R Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien, Illustrated by Alan Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 313
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345518842
    ISBN 10: 0345518845
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 N37 2010
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    25 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.
    Review quote
    "[A] superb addition to the Tolkien canon.""--Chicago Sun-Times" "A GEM . . . TOLKIEN'S LEGACY IS DEEPENED.""--Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Years from now, when our present day is as remote from men and women (or cyborgs) as the events of the First Age were to the Council of Elrond, people may still tell tales out of Middle-earth. If so, The Children of Hurin will be one of them.""--Washington Post"