Stock Image

Unfinished Tales

Tolkien, J. R. R.

24,465 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0048231797 / ISBN 13: 9780048231796
Published by Allen & Unwin, London, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From ProPen (Arcata, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 20, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 220.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Lovely copy in like jacket under fresh mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011378

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Unfinished Tales

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, London

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Red Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Assume 1st.

About this title

Synopsis:

A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, UNFINISHED TALES is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in THE SILMARILLION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.
UNFINISHED TALES also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Númenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
Writing of the Appendices to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, J.R.R. Tolkien said in 1955, "Those who enjoy the book as a 'heroic romance' only, and find 'unexplained vistas' part of the literary effect, will neglect the Appendices, very properly." UNFINISHED TALES is avowedly for those who, to the contrary, have not yet sufficiently explored Middle-earth, its languages, its legends, it politics, and its kings.

From the Back Cover:

The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size. New York Times Book Review
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf s lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring. It also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
Edited and with an introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien.
An indispensable volume illuminating many unknown stories and details of Middle-earth unavailable elsewhere. Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892 1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and the author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Unfinished Tales. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpub
"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

A bookhouse in a cow pasture perched on the moist western brink of the continent. Books here sometimes become musty, and my nose may not be as sensitive as yours; if this is a particular concern, please inquire about this or any other condition point prior to ordering. When conditions take the time to request a picture or two. Whenever possible books have been cleaned and jackets are in brodart clear protection. Photos available upon request.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Accept ABECommerce and PayPal for credit payments, or personal check or money order made payable to P.Givins (NOT to ProPen, please) and mailed to 1785 Alliance Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Order shipped when check or MO received.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Whenever practical we ship in priority envelope.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal