The Children of Hrin (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2007-04-01
Upplaga
De luxe ed
Förlag
HarperCollins
Medarbetare
Tolkien, Christopher (red.)/Lee, Alan (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Alan Lee
Illustrationer
20 b/w illus, 8 col plates, With index
Dimensioner
239 x 157 x 42 mm
Vikt
940 g
ISBN
9780007252237
The Children of Hrin (inbunden)

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of The Children of Hurin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, eagles and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. Turin is born into a Middle-earth crushed by the recent victory of the Dark Lord, Morgoth, and his monstrous army. The greatest warriors among Elves and Men have perished and Turin's father, Hurin, has been captured. For his defiance, Hurin's entire family is cursed by Morgoth to be brought down into darkness and despair. But, like his father, Turin refuses to be cowed by Morgoth and as he grows so does the legend of the deadly hero. In a land overrun with marauding Orcs, Turin gathers to him a band of outlaws and gradually they begin to turn the tide in the war for supremacy of Middle-earth. Then Morgoth unleashes his greatest weapon: Glaurung, Mightiest of Dragons, and he proves an unstoppable foe. As the Dragon carves a fiery swathe through Middle-earth there remains only one man who can slay him, but to do that he will first have to confront his destiny.
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"It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father's long version of the legend of the Children of Hurin as an independent work, between its own covers, with a minimum of editorial presence, and above all in continuous narrative without gaps or interruptions, if this could be done without distortion or invention, despite the unfinished state in which he left some parts of it." Christopher Tolkien

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J.R.R. Tolkien CBE was born on 3rd January 1892. Best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages, he died in 1973 aged 81. Christopher Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. He lectured on early English and northern literature at New College, Oxford, becoming a Fellow and Tutor in 1964. As literary executor, he has devoted himself to the publication of his father's unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth. He lives in France.