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9780007246229

The Three 'Great Tales' - The Children of Hurin, Beren And Luthien, & The Fall of Gondolin

The Three 'Great Tales' - The Children of Hurin, Beren And Luthien, & The Fall of Gondolin

Publisher HarperCollins

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  • Signed by the Illustrator
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


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The Children of Hurin:

Painstakingly restored from Tolkiens manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Hrin 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 Trin and his sister Ninor will be tragically entwined.

Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Hrin, 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 Hrin.

Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Hrin 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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  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    All three books are signed by the illustrator, Alan Lee, NOT Christopher Tolkien.

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