An extraordinary discovery is waiting for you on these pages. Mythic lore and forgotten legends unearthed by Christopher Tolkien from his father's archives unveil never-before-told stories of the three ages of ancient Middle-earth.
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"The nature and state of this material gives us a rare glimpse of how Tolkien developed his fantasy world over the years."From the Back Cover:
J.R.R.Tolkien's 'Unfinished Tales' is a collection ranging from the time of 'The Silmarillion' – the Elder days of Middle-earth – to the end of the War of the Ring in 'The Lord of the Rings'. Its many treasures include Gandalf's lively account of how 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 a description of the military organisation of the Riders of Rohan.
Lovers of Tolkien's mythology will be fascinated to read the only story from the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known of such matters as the Five Wizzards, the Palantiri, and the legend of Amroth.
The collection has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who provides a commentary placing each of the Tales in the context of his father's work.
"Moments of mythic grandeur"
"Another monument to the incredible imagination of Tolkien"
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0048231797
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110048231797
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800482317961.0