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The Resource The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger

The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger

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The story of Kullervo
Title
The story of Kullervo
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J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
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eng
Summary
Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. 'Hapless Kullervo', as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates.Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was 'the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own', and was 'a major matter in the legends of the Frist Age'. Tolkien's Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Turin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. In addition to it being a powerful story in its own right, The Story of Kullervo, published here for the first time with the author's drafts, notes and lecture-essays on its source-work, the Kalevala, is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien's invented world
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1892-1973
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
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  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
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no index present
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novels
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bibliography
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1933-
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Flieger, Verlyn
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  • Magicians
  • Revenge
  • Young men
  • Slavery
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The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
42183248
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780008131364
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unmediated
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illustrations, facsimilies
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  • (Sirsi) 42183248
  • (Sirsi) 42183248
Label
The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
42183248
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780008131364
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42183248
  • (Sirsi) 42183248

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