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Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of WW1. ... Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (born November 21, 1924) is best known as the son of author J. R. R. Tolkien, and as the editor of much of his fathers posthumously published work. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Unlike The Silmarillion, for which the narrative fragments were modified to connect into a consistent and coherent work, the Unfinished Tales are presented as Tolkien left them, with little more than names changed (the author having had a confusing habit of trying out different names for a character while writing a draft). Thus some of these are incomplete stories, while others are collections of "factual" information about Middle-earth. Each tale is followed by a long series of notes explaining inconsistencies and obscure points. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ...


As with The Silmarillion, Christopher Tolkien edited and published Unfinished Tales before he had finished his study of the materials in his father's archive. Despite its shortcomings in editorial consistency, Unfinished Tales does provide more detailed information about characters, events and places mentioned only briefly in The Lord of the Rings. Versions of such tales including the origins of Gandalf and the Istari (Wizards), the death of Isildur and the loss of the One Ring in the Gladden Fields, and the founding of the kingdom of Rohan help expand knowledge about Middle-earth. Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The one ring of power The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... Sir Ian McKellen portrays Gandalf in The Two Towers. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ... The Gladden Fields (Sindarin Loeg Ningloron) is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Rohan, originally Rochand, is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


Of particular note is the tale of Aldarion and Erendis, the only known story of Númenor before its fall. A map of Númenor is also included in the book. Tar-Aldarion (700–1098 S.A., reigned 883–1075 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, the fictional universe created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Erendis (771 - 985 S.A.) was the wife of King Aldarion of Númenor in J. R. R. Tolkiens Unfinished Tales. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ...


The commercial success of Unfinished Tales demonstrated that the demand for Tolkien's stories several years after his death was not only still present, it was growing. Encouraged by the result, Christopher Tolkien began to embark upon the more ambitious twelve-volume work entitled The History of Middle-earth which encompasses nearly the entire corpus of Tolkien's writings about Middle-earth. The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books that collect and analyse material relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ...


Contents

Part One: The First Age: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the rise of the Sun and the arrival of the Ñoldor in the land Beleriand in Middle-earth, and ended with the overthrow of Morgoth. ...

Part Two: The Second Age: Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... The Narn i Chîn Húrin or Tale of the Children of Húrin is a part of the Unfinished Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Húrin (439-c. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...

Part Three: The Third Age: Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... Tar-Aldarion (700–1098 S.A., reigned 883–1075 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, the fictional universe created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Erendis (771 - 985 S.A.) was the wife of King Aldarion of Númenor in J. R. R. Tolkiens Unfinished Tales. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 - S.A. 442, ruled 32 - 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Lady Galadriel was a character in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In the J. R. R. Tolkien work The Lord of the Rings, Lord Celeborn (pronounced with a hard C as in Cake) is the Elven husband of Galadriel, Lord of the Galadrim, and co-ruler along with Galadriel of Lothlórien. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...

Part Four The Gladden Fields (Sindarin Loeg Ningloron) is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, Cirion, son of Boromir I, was the twelfth ruling Steward of Gondor. ... This article is about a fictional character. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Rohan, originally Rochand, is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Quest of Erebor is a work of fantasy fiction by J. R. R. Tolkien, posthumously published by his son Christopher Tolkien in Unfinished Tales. ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Fords of Isen were fords in the river Isen, guarded by the Rohirrim. ...


In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, the Drúedain, also known as Drûg, Woses, Wild Men of the Woods and Púkel-men, were a strange race of Men which was counted amongst the Edain. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... A palantír is a magical artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of WW1. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ...


Works published during his lifetime
The Hobbit | The Lord of the Rings | The Adventures of Tom Bombadil | The Road Goes Ever On The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien originally as a childrens story in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The one ring of power The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry by J. R. R. Tolkien, published in 1962. ... The Road Goes Ever On is a walking song by J. R. R. Tolkien, fictionally written by Bilbo Baggins; verses of it are sung at various places in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ...


Posthumous publications
The Silmarillion | Unfinished Tales | The History of Middle-earth (12 volumes) | Bilbo's Last Song The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books that collect and analyse material relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ... Bilbos Last Song is a poem by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Lists of Wikipedia articles about Middle-earth
by category | by name | writings | characters | peoples | rivers | realms | ages This is a list of articles related to J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... This article aims to list all articles on Wikipedia that are related to J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... This article is a list of all books by J. R. R. Tolkien and writings contained in these books (stories, essays, poems, etc. ... This is a list of rivers which appear in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth and Númenor. ... This is a list of the known realms of Arda, J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world. ... This article includes several timelines relating to J. R. R. Tolkiens fiction. ...


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Unfinished Tales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (345 words)
Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of NĂºmenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories by J.
Unlike The Silmarillion, for which the narrative fragments were modified to connect into a consistent and coherent work, the Unfinished Tales are presented as Tolkien left them, with little more than names changed (the author having had a confusing habit of trying out different names for a character while writing a draft).
Versions of such tales including the origins of Gandalf and the Istari (Wizards), the death of Isildur and the loss of the One Ring in the Gladden Fields, and the founding of the kingdom of Rohan help expand knowledge about Middle-earth.
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