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Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

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Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents here.

But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birghright.

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Overview

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents here.

But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birghright.

From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

Volumes X and XI of Christopher Tolkien's acclaimed History of the Middle-earth focus on J.R.R. Tolkien's writing of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the Elder Days, as they evolved and were transformed in the years after The Lord of the Rings was completed.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Silmarillion (1977), published four years after his death, continued the saga of the mythological kingdom of Middle-Earth, begun in his epic trilogy Lord of the Rings. Christopher Tolkien, son of the English novelist and medievalist, here reconstructs the evolution of The Silmarillion using his father's manuscripts and notes and adding his own extensive commentaries and annotations. Picking up where this massive study left off, he reprints the entire text of the unfinished Grey Annals (begun around 1930, reworked in the 1950s, and largely incorporated in The Silmarillion). Amid momentous battles and heroic deeds, we learn how Hurin the Steadfast, released after 28 years of captivity in Morgoth's fortress, journeys among the forest people of Brethril, spreading disaster, and follow the exploits of his son Turin Turambar and daughter Nienor. Included also are J.R.R. Tolkien's discussion of his characters' motives, his detailed maps of imaginary realism, and his essays on the origins and meanings of elvish words and the Dwarves' elaborate gestural language. For hard-core Tolkien devotees and scholars. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782266154123
  • Publisher: Distribooks, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Language: French
  • Series: Lord of the Rings Trilogy , #3
  • Edition description: French Language Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien
It seems an unlikely formula for success: an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon, and a book that begins with a little man who lives in a hole in the ground. But The Hobbit, followed by The Lord of the Rings, created the modern genre of heroic fantasy and made J.R.R. Tolkien one of the most widely-read authors in the world.

Biography

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures.

His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward's School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shine in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called "The Book of Lost Tales" but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion.

In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that took twelve years to complete and which was not published until Tolkien was approaching retirement. After retirement Tolkien and his wife lived near Oxford, but then moved to Bournemouth. Tolkien returned to Oxford after his wife's death in 1971. He died on 2 September 1973 leaving The Silmarillion to be edited for publication by his son, Christopher.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins (UK).

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    1. Also Known As:
      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 3, 1892
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
    1. Date of Death:
      September 2, 1973
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2000

    Dreadful Translation

    The English version of this book was excellent. The French translation is one of the worst I have ever read of any book. The translator evidently became bored with the book and began first leaving out paragraphs, then entire pages from the story. It makes a mishmash of the book. This translation is a disgrace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    Le livres Harry Potter sont tres bon.

    J'adore l'histoires Harry Potter. Ils sont tres bon. Les livres Harry Potter sont extraordinaire. J.K. Rowling est une femme qui ecrit une livre, une livre qui tout le monde adorent. Tout m'ecole aiment les livres Harry Potter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2000

    Read this outstanding Book!

    This book is an Extraordinary experience, with a little humor on the side. I recomend this book for you or your children to read because of the pictures it paints in your mind!

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