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- DescriptionLong before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, one man--Hurin--dared to defy Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords to plague Middle-earth. Thus did he and his children, Turin and Nier, earn the enmity of a merciless foe that would shape the destiny of all the ages to come. Only J.R.R. Tolkien, the undisputed master of the fantastic, could have conceived this magical tale of Elves and Men united against a brutal foe. And only Christopher Tolkien, the master's son and literary heir, could have fit the pieces of his father's unfinished work together with such deep understanding and consummate artistry. With an introduction and appendiCes by Christopher Tolkien, who has also contributed maps and genealogy tables, and eight stunning paintings and twenty-five pencil drawings by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee, <b>The Children of Hurin</b> at last takes its proper place as the very cornerstone of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal achievement.
- Author BiographyJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.
- Author(s)J R R Tolkien
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
- Weight163 g
- Width107 mm
- Height176 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byChristopher Tolkien
- Illustrator(s)Alan Lee
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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