Unfinished tales of Númenor and Middle-earth / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited with introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien
Book | Houghton Mifflin Company | 1980 | First American edition.
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (PR 6039 O3.2 U5 1980)

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Edition
First American edition.
Description
472 pages : illustrations, maps; 24 cm
Note
Includes index.
Contents
Introduction
PART ONE: THE FIRST AGE
I. OF TUOR AND HIS COMING TO GONDOLIN
II. NARN I HIN HURIN
The Childhood of Turin -- The Words of Hurin and Morgoth -- The Departure of Turin -- Turin in Doriath -- Turin among the Outlaws -- Of Mim the Dwarf -- The Return of Turin to Dorlomin -- The Coming of Turin into Brethil -- The Journey of Morwen and Nieonr to Nargothrond -- Nienor in Brethil -- The Coming of Glaurung -- The Death of Glaurung -- The Death of Turin
PART TWO: THE SECOND AGE
I. A DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF NUMENOR
II. ALDARION AND ERENDIS: The Mariner's Wife
III. THE LINE OF ELROS: KINGS OF NUMENOR
IV. THE HISTORY OF GALADRIEL AND CELEBORN and of Amroth King of Lorien
Appendices
Appendix A: The Silvan Elves and their Speech
Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
Appendix C: The Boundaries of Lorien
Appendix D: The Port of Lond Daer
Appendix E: The Names of Celeborn and Galadriel
PART THREE: THE THIRD AGE
I. THE DISASTER OF THE GLADDEN FIELDS
II. CIRION AND EORL AND THE FRIENDSHIP OF GONDOR AND ROHAN
(i) Of the Journey of the Black Riders according to the account that Gandalf gave to Frodo
(ii) Other Versions of the Story
(iii) Concerning Gandalf, Saruman and the Shire
V. THE BATTLES OF THE FORDS OF ISEN
I. THE DRUEDAIN
II. THE ISTARI
III. THE PALANTIRI
Summary
A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publications, '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 Ilmo 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 Numenor 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. Writing of the Appendices to 'The Lord of the Rings', J.R.R. Tolkien said in 1955, "Those who enjoy the book as a 'heroic romance' only, and find 'unexplained vistas' part of the literary effect, will neglect that Appendices, very properly." 'Unfinished Tales' is avowedly for those who, to the contrary, have not yet sufficiently explored Middle-earth, its languages, its legends, its politics, and its kings.
[GIFT] AHS (99-AHS-9)
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Tolkien, Christopher.
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046442154048
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