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Which author started writing The Children of Hurin before his death?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, the U.S. and British publishers announced Monday.

    Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on The Children of Hurin, an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of The Children of Hurin, which includes the elves and dwarves of Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings and other works, have been published before.

    "It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father's long version of the legend of the `Children of Hurin' as an independent work, between its own covers," Christopher Tolkien said in a statement.

    The new book will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the United States and HarperCollins in England.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Children of Húrin is an unfinished tale by J. R. R. Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien ), born on January 3, 1892 who is best known as the author of "The Hobbit" and its sequel "The Lord of the Rings". He was a professor at Oxford University from 1925 to 1959. Tolkien has German roots who resided in England. He became an orphan at the age of 12 and became a devoted Catholic, brought up by Father Francis Xavier Morgan of the Birmingham Oratory in Birmingham. He died on September 2,1973 leaving the tale "The Children of Hurin " unfinished which he begun in 1918 .

    The story deals with a Mannish hero of the First Age, Húrin, who is cursed by the Dark Lord Morgoth, and the effect this curse has on his children Túrin Turambar and Nienor.

    While a brief version or incomplete version of the story has already been published in other works (such as chapter XXI of The Silmarillion, The Narn i Chîn Húrin in Unfinished Tales,etc.), Tolkien's youngest son Christopher Tolkien, best known as the editor of much of his posthumously published works, has worked for 30 years to complete the tale his father has left behind.

    The Children of Hurin is now ready for publication for the first time as an independent work. The book is scheduled for publication on April 16th, 2007 by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom and by Houghton Mifflin in the United States.

  • 1 decade ago

    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

  • 1 decade ago

    Tolkien, and the rumour is that his son and heir has re edited the manuscript and it will be released in time to make a Peter Jackson blockbuster by 2009.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    JRR Tolkien

  • 1 decade ago

    J. R. R. Tolkien.

  • 1 decade ago

    J. R. R. Tolkien...

  • Neil
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    that would be tolkien

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