Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795199X

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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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 Númenor 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.
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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618154050

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Collected by Tolkien's son, these tales further explore the legendary Middle-earth, including its languages, legends, politics, and kings, and ranging temporally from the Elder Days of The Silmarillion through the War of the Rings. Simultaneous.
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Unfinished Tales

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345357113

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

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Collected by Tolkien's son, this collection of fantasy tales further explore the legendary Middle-earth, including its languages, legends, politics, and kings, and ranging temporally from the Elder Days through the War of the Rings. Reissue.
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Unfinished Tales

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007322577

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

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The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin.
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I Am in Fact a Hobbit

An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Perry C. Bramlett

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.
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A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien

A comprehensive introduction to the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.
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Old Age in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Neglected Topic

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110925990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 582

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After an extensive introduction that takes stock of the relevant research literature on Old Age in the Middle Ages and the early modern age, the contributors discuss the phenomenon of old age in many different fields of late antique, medieval, and early modern literature, history, and art history. Both Beowulf and the Hildebrandslied, both Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and Titurel, both the figure of Merlin and the trans-European tradition of Perceval/Peredur/Parzival, then the figure of the vetula in a variety of medieval French, English, and Spanish texts, and of the Old Man in The Stricker's Daniel, both the treatment of old age in Langland's Piers the Plowman and in Jean Gerson's sermons are dealt with. Other aspects involve late-antique epistolary literature, early modern French farce in light of Disability Studies, the social role of old, impotent men in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish paintings, and the scientific discourse of old age and health since the 1500s. The discourse of Old Age proves to have been of central importance throughout the ages, so the critical examination of the issues involved sheds intriguing light on the cultural history from late antiquity to the seventeenth century.
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Arda Reconstructed

The Creation of the Published Silmarillion

Author: Douglas Charles Kane

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780980149630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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composite work. He compares the published text with the source texts contained in the volumes of The History of Middle-earth (as well as other works such as Unfinished Tales of Middle-earth and Numenor, The Children of Hurin, and - in one case - Tolkien's letters) and identifies patterns of major and minor changes made to these source materials that result in the reconstruction of the finished text. He also cites the works of some of the most important Tolkien scholars, including Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Charles Noad, and David Bratman, in an attempt to understand and explain why these changes may have been made." --Book Jacket.
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