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- DescriptionPainstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and stand alone 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.
- Author BiographyJ.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he became best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages worldwide. Awarded the CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, he died in 1973 at the age of 81. Christopher Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. A pilot during the Second World War, he later lectured on early English and northern literature at New College, Oxford, becoming a Fellow and Tutor in 1964. Appointed by J.R.R. Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the publication of his father's unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth.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 with his wife Baillie.
- Author(s)J. R. R. Tolkien
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication05/11/2007
- GenreScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Weight220 g
- Width142 mm
- Height125 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byChristopher Tolkien
- Read bySir Christopher Lee,Christopher Tolkien
- Contained items statement8 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time500
- Edition StatementUnabridged
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- browntroutone06 Sep, 2011by
Tolkien at his best what a mind this person had.
For real fans of Tolkien you will like it. Easy to read but not so easy to understand. Once started you will not what to stop.
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