Unfinished Tales
10%
off

Unfinished Tales

3.94 (29,493 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author)  , Illustrated by  , Illustrated by  , Illustrated by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available soon, pre-order now.
When will my order arrive?

Description

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the first ever illustrated edition of this collection of tales which takes readers further into the stories told in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, featuring 18 full-colour paintings depicting scenes from the First, Second and Third Ages of Middle-earth.


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 Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories.


The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as The Quest of Erebor, 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 edited by 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.


In celebration of its 40th anniversary, this new edition features 18 stunning paintings from critically acclaimed Tolkien artists, Alan Lee, John Howe & Ted Nasmith, which reveal the three Ages of Middle-earth like never before.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 149 x 228mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 18 col illus
  • 0008387958
  • 9780008387952
  • 32,059

Review quote

'Moments of mythic grandeur'
Sunday Times


'Another monument to the incredible imagination of Tolkien'
Sunday Telegraph
show more

About J. R. R. Tolkien

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 almost 70 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
show more

Rating details

29,493 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (9,549)
4 38% (11,109)
3 24% (6,940)
2 5% (1,504)
1 1% (391)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X