The Fall of Arthur

The Fall of Arthur

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by J. R. R. Tolkien
     
 

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The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.See more details below

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The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Andrew O'Hehir
…an incomplete but highly compelling retelling of perhaps the most famous and familiar legend in the British tradition…In reinterpreting and synthesizing a wide range of medieval and modern sources, The Fall of Arthur begins to reimagine the Arthurian world in startling fashion, prefiguring many of the themes and images that recur throughout Tolkien's later imaginative work, as well as its language…This is an action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description, plunging us right into the middle of an apocalyptic war with almost no exposition.
From the Publisher
Praise for The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún:“This is the most unexpected of Tolkien’s many posthumous publications; his son’s ‘Commentary’ is a model of informed accessibility; the poems stand comparison with their Eddic models, and there is little poetry in the world like those” Times Literary Supplement“The compact verse form is ideally suited to describing impact… elsewhere it achieves a stark beauty” Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544115897
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/23/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
519,860
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.86(d)

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