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eBook The Children Of Húrin ePub

by J. R. R. - Edited by Christopher Tolkien Tolkien

  • ISBN: 0007252234
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: J. R. R. - Edited by Christopher Tolkien Tolkien
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins, UK; First Edition edition (2007)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1201 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1384 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf lit azw
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 501

Description

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ruːl ˈtɒlkiːn/; 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silm.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ruːl ˈtɒlkiːn/; 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

The differences between the versions are clearly explained by Christopher Tolkien at the end of "The Children of Húrin". 64 people found this helpful.

It was in The Book of Lost Tales that there first appeared in narrative the Gods, or Valar; Elves and Men as the Children of Iluvatar (the Creator)

Illustrated by Alan Lee. Table of contents. It was in The Book of Lost Tales that there first appeared in narrative the Gods, or Valar; Elves and Men as the Children of Iluvatar (the Creator); Melkor-Morgoth the great Enemy; Balrogs and Ores; and the lands in which the Tales are set, Valinor 'land of the Gods' beyond the western ocean, and the 'Great Lands' (afterwards called 'Middle-earth', between the seas of east and west).

The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1. J. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien. The Children of H?rin. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel, Tolkien Christopher. Tolkien, Christopher and JRR - Narn i chin Hrin The Tale of the Children of Hurin. Download (EPUB). Читать.

The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by . Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair

And only Christopher Tolkien, the master’s son and literary heir, could have fit the pieces of. .

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. at Rivendell as one of ‘the mighty Elf-friends of old’; but know no more of him.

The Children of Húrin. The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1. 570 Kb. The book of lost tales, part 2.

The Children of Hurin Deluxe Edition. Harcover book in slip-cover. The first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977. Christopher Tolkien constructed the narrative from J.R.R. Tolkien's original manuscripts, using many sources from various decades.

Comments

BoberMod BoberMod
This book is fantastic, it will grab you by the throat. I read it in two days, two weeks after I read The Silmarillion for the first time.

So, why I said "I hated it"? Simple: after reading this book, I just imagined if (IF!!) Tolkien could have published more works in his lifetime, works like this one that spread things that happen in The Simarillion. Imagine a whole book about Beren and Luthien, about Eol, about the dog from Valinor, about the Valars, some books about the details of one of the battles, about the battle between Elves and Dwarfs... gosh, the options were infinite...

But it was not so... I do not see this book as a false attempt, a false job just to get cash for the state. It is a very good stand-alone book, everyone that like fantasy I think would enjoy it.

Also, the dialogues.... Here we have much more dialogue than in The Silmarillion, and, not surprisingly, they are very good. Tolkien was a master of the craft, every word counted.

Just loved this book.

Bear in mind that this book is kind of an expanded version of the tale already contained in UNFINISHED TALES, under the name "Narn I Hin Húrin" (the longest chapter in that book, by the way). The differences between the versions are clearly explained by Christopher Tolkien at the end of "The Children of Húrin".
Skillet Skillet
In short, The Children of Húrin is very Tolkien... but much more dark/grim than most people have read. I own the Alan Lee illustrated version and the audiobook narrated by none other than Saruman-actor Christopher Lee. Extremely dark! A dense read made easier by the narration and tenor of Lee. Listening to C.Lee while looking at A.Lee's illustrations is a great experience.

If anyone thinks JRR only wrote happy fairytales, then they will be surprised by this ultradark tale. On the other hand, Tolkien-tropes/style are still very much present:
1) A dragon, Glaurong, terrorizes Middle Earth (reminiscent of Smaug in the Hobbit)
2) Evil villain-god Glaurong is a servant of Morgoth, once named Melkor whose lieutenant Sauron appears in LOTR; Morgoth has a large role in this book.
3) Forbidden man and elf-woman relationships, in this case Turin has a few relationships with women, and elves, but one relationship echoes that of Aragorn & Arwen from LOTR ... which echoes that of Bereth and Luthien in and Tale of Tunuviel
4) Abandoned Dwarf place: in the Hobbit and LOTR we were treated to ruined Dwarf holds (Erebor and the Mines of Moria); here we have the petty-dwarf Mim and his abandoned hold Amon Rûdh.
5) Secretive Elf places: in the Hobbit and LTOR, we had Rivendell and Lothlórien... here we are graced with Doriath and Nargothrond)

These Tolkien-tropes reinforced my take on the Hobbit and LOTR's themes; if you've read those and are entertaining reading the Silmarillion, I suggest reading Hurin first. It is easier to read than The Silmarillion and expands the milieu well.

The Children of Húrin really extends the World of the Hobbit and Return of the King. Easier to read than the Similarion, but still pretty thick. From this I learned lots of nuances (like Elrond is half-human). Would make an awesome movie (which will not happen :( ). Highly recommended.
The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Good book. I had just read The Silmarillion and was a bit hazy on some of the details (SO many names, places, name variants, etc.). This book covers a portion of the same events and characters in The Silmarillion but was much easier to follow. Thus, it was helpful as well as enjoyable. I read the book while following along with the Audible audiobook narrated by the great Christopher Lee (who portrayed Saruman the White in The Lord of the Rings). Excellent combination reading experience. Highly recommended for Tolkien fans.
Usic Usic
If you are a LOTR fan, you've got to read this! Its readability is about the same as the trilogy (ok, maybe a little slower), but definitely easier to read than the Silmarillion. It's great for reading aloud to other people, but I don't expect children under 10 to love it (the Hobbit would work better in that case). The writing is polished and the characters are developed and interesting. The main plot was not too surprising -- it features a classic tragic hero trajectory. Keep in mind that this is Christopher Tolkien's work, and it is consistent with his father's style (bittersweet endings, very nostalgic, good versus evil, predictable outcomes). This book doesn't have the "every character you ever loved might die brutally" plot twists that George R. R. Martin loves to employ, because this story isn't about shocking/complex plots, but rather, the slow unfolding of a character's life. It really is quite beautiful.