The Children of Hurin (Paperback)

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One of Tolkiens best stories ever

on 4/20/2012

This story is without a doubt one of the best stand-alone tales in middle earth ever. it is some what slow to start out with but picks up quickly turns into and becomes one heart pounding page after another. It has everything you need for a middle earth fan (and non middle earth fans) goblins,dragons, and of course elves. Read More

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The first complete book by Tolkien in three decades, this book, edited by Tolkien''s son Christopher, reunites fans of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves. This paperback edition includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547086057
SKU 207972779
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0547086059
Release Date 10/14/2008
"A bleak, darkly beautiful tale played out against the background of the First Age of Tolkien's Middle Earth, The Children of Húrin possesses the mythic resonance and grim sense of inexorable fate found in Greek tragedy."
"THE CHILDREN OF HURIN opens slowly but soon develops into a compelling tale of doom and tragic climax, with an eerie dreamlike beauty....[Tolkien's] extraordinary popular success...arises not just from his a desire to escape into a world of make-believe. It rests on h is power to awake in us as sense of our links with our own remote past and of the vital myths that underlie our existence."
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Annotation J.R.R. Tolkien's THE CHILDREN OF HURIN was begun in 1918, and has since been pieced together from his estate by his son, Christopher. The book has been greatly anticipated by Tolkien's legions of fans: the LORD OF THE RINGS crowd is sure to rejoice over its final release. While HURIN gives an insightful and fascinating look at the beginnings of Middle Earth, the story will likely entertain even those who are new to the world of hobbits.
Editors Note The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.The paperback edition of The Children of Húrin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0313
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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