Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth (Paperback) - Tolkien, J. R. R./ Tolkien, Christopher (EDT)

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Essential reading for a complete understanding of Middle-earth, "Unfinished Tales" is reissued with new cover art. The book is a collection of shorter narratives ranging from the time of "The Silmarillion" to the end of the War of the Ring in "The Lord of the Ring". Map.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618154050
SKU 30754418
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618154051
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.5T
From the Publisher
Editors Note A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, 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 further relates events as told in THE SILMARILLION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of 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 and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.UNFINISHED TALES also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of N?menor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
Annotation This collection of stories, edited by Tolkien's son, features a number of pieces set prior to the events of THE HOBBIT and LORD OF THE RINGS, as well as several tales concurrent with those books (including Gandalf's version of the party at the Shire). Includes a massive index, maps, and commentary by Christopher Tolkien.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0472
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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