Children of Húrin - J. R. R. Tolkien

Children of Húrin

; Christopher Tolkien (Redaktør) ; Alan Lee (Illustratør)

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this illustrated paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Hurin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. Les mer
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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this illustrated paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Hurin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.It is a legendary time long before The Lord of the Rings, and Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Turin and his sister Nienor will be tragically entwined.Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Hurin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth, and destroy the children of Hurin.Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Hurin became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention.
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Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780007252268
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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"Deserves to eclipse all his other posthumous writings, and stand as a worthy memorial to the imagination of Tolkien" The Times

"I hope that its universality and power will grant it a place in English mythology" Independent on Sunday

"The darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations complement the writing splendidly" Times Literary Supplement

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List of illustrations

7(2)
Preface9(4)
Introduction13(15)
Note on Pronunciation28(3)




NARN I CHIN HURIN

31(230)




The Tale of the Children of Hurin





The Childhood of Turin

33(19)




The Battle of Unnumbered Tears

52(9)




The Words of Hurin and Morgoth

61(5)




The Departure of Turin

66(14)




Turin in Doriath

80(18)




Turin among the Outlaws

98(23)




Of Mim the Dwarf

121(20)




The Land of Bow and Helm

141(10)




The Death of Beleg

151(8)




Turin in Nargothrond

159(12)




The Fall of Nargothrond

171(11)




The Return of Turin to Dor-lomin

182(10)




The Coming of Turin into Brethil

192(6)




The Journey of Morwen and Nienor to Nargothrond

198(15)




Nienor in Brethil

213(8)




The Coming of Glaurung

221(13)




The Death of Glaurung

234(14)




The Death of Turin

248(13)




GENEALOGIES

261(6)




The House of Hador & the People of Haleth





The House of Beor





The princes of the Noldor





APPENDIX

267(26)




The Evolution of the Great Tales

269(14)




The Composition of the Text

283(10)
List of Names293(22)
Note on the map315
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he became best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages worldwide. Awarded the CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, he died in 1973 at the age of 81.


Christopher Tolkien, born on 21 November 1924, was the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot. At the end of the war he returned to Oxford University and became a Fellow and Tutor, lecturing on early English and northern literature. He devoted himself after his father's death in 1973 to the editing of his unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, the twelve volumes of The History of Middle-earth, and The Children of Hurin, Beren and Luthien and The Fall of Gondolin. In 1975 he moved with his wife Baillie to live in France. He died in 2020 at the age of 95.