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The Resource The children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee

The children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee

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The children of Hurin
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The children of Hurin
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J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee
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eng
Summary
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and stand-alone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Hurin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. It is a legendary time long before The Lord of the Rings, and Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Turin and his sister Nienor will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Hurin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth, and destroy the children of Hurin. Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Hurin became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention
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1892-1973
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
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no index present
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novels
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  • Tolkien, Christopher
  • Lee, Alan
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Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
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adult
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The children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee
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Originally published: 2007
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
3996520x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007597338
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
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  • (Sirsi) 3996520x
  • (Sirsi) 3996520x
Label
The children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2007
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
3996520x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007597338
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3996520x
  • (Sirsi) 3996520x

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