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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth

71.4% complete
1980
1981
2 times
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Introduction
Part One - The First Age
I - OF TUOR AND HIS COMING TO GONDOLIN
II - NARN I HÎN HÚRIN
Part Two - The Second Age
I - A DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF NÚMENOR
II - ALDARION AND ERENDIS: The Mariner's Wife
III - THE LINE OF ELROS: KINGS OF NÚMENOR
IV - THE HISTORY OF GALADRIEL AND CELEBORN
Part Three - The Third Age
I - THE DISASTER OF THE GLADDEN FIELDS
II - CIRION AND EORL AND THE FRIENDSHIP OF GONDOR AND ROHAN
III - THE QUEST OF EREBOR
IV - THE HUNT FOR THE RING
V - THE BATTLES OF THE FORDS OF ISEN
Part Four
I - THE DRÚEDAIN
II - THE ISTARI
III - THE PALENTÎRI
Index
Book Cover
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© 1980 by George Allen & Unwin (publishers) Ltd
No dedication.
Rían, wife of Huor, dwelt with the people of the House of Hador; but when rumour came to Dor-lómin of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and yet she could hear no news of her lord, she became distraught and wandered forth into the wild alone.
May contain spoilers
The palantíri could not themselves survey men's minds, at unawares or unwilling; for the transference of thought depended on the wills of the user on either side, and thought (received as speech) was only transmittable by one Stone to another in accord.
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Added: 25-Nov-2002
Last Updated: 05-Feb-2023

Publications

 18-Nov-1980
Houghton Mifflin Company
Hardback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
18-Nov-1980
Format:
Hardback
Pages*:
472
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
36
ISBN:
0-395-29917-9
ISBN-13:
978-0-395-29917-3
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
I have long since lost the jacket for this edition.  I can't remember where I got this book but I remember reading it in junior high.  Probably around 9th grade.
 12-Aug-1988
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
12-Aug-1988
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$6.99
Pages*:
493
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
37
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-35711-6
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-35711-3
Printing:
21
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Michael Herring  - Cover Artist
Shelly Shapiro - Map
THE BOOK OF LOST LEGENDS

Mythic lore and forgotten legends unearthed by Christopher Tolkien from his father's archives unveil stories of the three ages of ancient Middle-earth.

THE FIRST AGE

Young lord Turin fled from Morgoth's forces, wandering in disguise as an outlaw until he could avenge his people against the evil that had razed his home.  But Turin lived under the curse of a hateful dragon, and his secret identity hid more than he knew.

THE SECOND AGE

Prince Aldarion's heart belonged to Erendis, but his passion lay with the sea, and the great ships that sailed beyond the sight of land.  No man, however, could serve two mistresses, and no mortal love could withstand the lure of the sea.

THE THIRD AGE

The great warrior Isildur escaped with the One Ring, cut from the Dark Lord Sauron's hand - to hide it safely from Sauron's evil grasp.  But Isildur learned the burden of the ringbearer - of its temptation and despair. 
- And Much More -
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Notes and Comments:
First Ballentine Books Edition: September 1988
Twnety-first printing based on the number line

I picked this up when I got back onto a Tolkien craze and began reading all of his Middle Earth mythologies.

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Author(s)

 J R R Tolkien
Birth: 03 Jan 1892 Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
Death: 02 Sep 1973 Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

Awards

1981Mythopoeic SocietyMythopoeic Award Winner
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