The children of Húrin

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Tolkien, Christopher, editor.
Lee, Alan, illustrator.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2007].


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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2007].
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313 pages, [8] leaves of plates, [1] folded leaf : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm
9780618894642, 99815638411
Reading Level
Level 6.9, 12 Points


After long study of the various manuscripts that composed this early tale of Middle-Earth, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a coherent and epic narrative that composes a crucial part of his father's literary oeuvre. In the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West following the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World, Morgoth--the first Dark Lord--dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, the Hells of Iron. As he waged war against the lands and secret cities of the Elves, the tragedy of Túrin and his sister Nienor unfolds. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who had dared to defy and to scorn 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. Sardonic and mocking, Glaurung manipulates the fates of Túrin and Nienor by lies of diabolic cunning and guile, and the curse of Morgoth is fulfilled.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.9,12.0,114630.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1., Tolkien, C., & Lee, A. (2007). The children of Húrin . Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973, Christopher, Tolkien and Alan, Lee. 2007. The Children of Húrin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973, Christopher, Tolkien and Alan, Lee. The Children of Húrin Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973,, Christopher Tolkien, and Alan Lee. The Children of Húrin Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

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