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Unfinished Tolkien work to be published [The Children of Hurin]
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This was posted on YAHOO.com today. Did anyone know that Christopher Tolkien was still working on his father's works?
Can't wait for this to be releases!!
NEW YORK - 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.
J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings Trilogy" has sold more than 50 million copies and was also adapted into a blockbuster, Academy Award-winning trio of films. A stage version is scheduled to open next year.
Posted on: 2006/9/19 0:44
Re: Unfinished Tolkien work to be published
From Oregon, USA
I went out and dug up the official press releases for Harper Collins and Houghton Mifflin, for those who are interested.
Harper Collins Press Release (pdf)
Houghton Mifflin Press Release
As mentioned elsewhere, you can also read more about it (a litte now, more promised later) at The Tolkien Estate Home Page.
Posted on: 2006/9/22 13:55
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