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ISBN: 0007252269 / ISBN-13: 9780007252268

The Children of Hurin

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of The ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
lieuwen

Great book, but very sad

by lieuwen on Dec 25, 2009

The book is a joy to read and beautifully illustrated. Read it in a cheerful mood. It is a dark book, full of pagan darkness and despair. There is greatness, but a doomed greatness---much like Greek tragedy. It will help you understand the mood in the deep history of the LoTR. It is a harder read than the LoTR, but easier than the Silmarion. If you know the Silmarilon, you know a shorter version of this story.

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davidrasch

Hurin Holds My Interest

by davidrasch on Jan 9, 2009

This book gave me the impression Tolkein was thinking about the LOTR as he was writing . The narrative is tight and at times questioning, exploring, searching out the why. Well worth the time it takes to read.

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