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The children of Hurin: the tale of the children of Hurin

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.
Contributor(s): Tolkien, Christopher [Editor].
Publisher: London Harper Collins 2008Description: 313 p.ISBN: 9780007309368.Subject(s): Middle earth (Imaginary place) - FictionDDC classification: 823​.912 Summary: Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Húrin 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 Túrin and his sister Niënor will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, 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 Húrin. Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Húrin 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. (https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780007597338/the-children-of-hurin)
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Table of Contents:


I. The childhood of Turin

II. The battle of unnumbered tears

III. The words of Huurin and Morgoth

IV. The departure of Tuurin

V. Turin in Doriath

VI. Turin among the outlaws

VII. Of Mim the dwarf

VIII. The land of bow and helm

IX. The death of Beleg

X. Turin in Nargothrond

XI. The fall of Nargothrond

XII. The return of Turin to Dor-lomin

XIII. The coming of Tuurin into Brethil

XIV. The journey of Morwen and Nienor to Nargothrond

XV. Nienor in Brethil

XVI. The coming of Glaurung

XVII. The death of Glaurung

XVIII. The death of Tuurin




Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Húrin 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 Túrin and his sister Niënor will be tragically entwined.


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


Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Húrin 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.

(https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780007597338/the-children-of-hurin)

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