What stories are in Unfinished Tales?

Tales include alternate accounts of the origins of Gandalf and the Wizards, the death of Isildur and the loss of the One Ring in the Gladden Fields, and the founding of the kingdom of Rohan. Of particular note is the tale of Tar-Aldarion and Erendis, the only known story set within Númenor before its fall.

What stories are in Unfinished Tales?

Tales include alternate accounts of the origins of Gandalf and the Wizards, the death of Isildur and the loss of the One Ring in the Gladden Fields, and the founding of the kingdom of Rohan. Of particular note is the tale of Tar-Aldarion and Erendis, the only known story set within Númenor before its fall.

Is it worth reading Unfinished Tales?

Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales weren’t difficult to read at all. They are definitely not for newbies and people unfamiliar with his work, but if you have read The Silmarillion, you should be fine. It provides more detailed information about characters, events and places mentioned only briefly in The Lord of the Rings.

How many pages is unfinished tales by JRR Tolkien?

480
Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544337992
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 480

When was unfinished tales published?

1980Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth / Originally published

Was Gollum in The Hobbit book?

Gollum is a fictional monstrous character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became important in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings. Gollum was a Stoor Hobbit of the River-folk who lived near the Gladden Fields.

Is Unfinished Tales in The Silmarillion?

– Connecting the dots … ‘Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth’ (being the proper title of the book), is a collection of narratives from the First, Second and Third Ages – serving as “connective tissue” between ‘The Silmarillion’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

What should I read after unfinished tales?

The Silmarillion is quite a dense read, and should probably be tackled a little later. However, an adult may be better starting off with The Lord of the Rings followed by The Children of Húrin, Unfinished Tales, The Silmarillion, and the various volumes of The History of Middle-earth.

What book talks about Númenor?

The Fall of Númenor is the second chapter of the first section of The Lost Road and Other Writings. As explained in “The Early History of the Legend”, the texts presented here are Tolkien’s personal retelling of the story of Atlantis in relation with The Lost Road, that later became the Akallabêth.

Is Unfinished Tales in the Silmarillion?

Is The Silmarillion unfinished?

It’s a series of tales and notes in no particular order. The Silmarillion has a flow to it and is best read from front to back. It’s usually recommended to read The Silmarillion before Unfinished Tales.

Was Gollum a human?

Gollum, also known as Sméagol, was a creature (originally a Stoorish Hobbit) who bore the One Ring. He lived in the Misty Mountains for most of his life. In T.A. 2941 he lost the Ring to Bilbo Baggins.