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    Unfinished Tales: 20th Anniversary Edition (Hardback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Volume editor Christopher Tolkien

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    DescriptionClassic hardback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, featuring Tolkien's own painting of the dragon Glaurung on the cover, which continues the tales of The Hobbit, 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.


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    Title
    Unfinished Tales: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Volume editor Christopher Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780261102156
    ISBN 10: 026110215X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-231
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Illustrations note
    With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    21 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'Moments of mythic grandeur' Sunday Times 'Another monument to the incredible imagination of Tolkien' Sunday Telegraph