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Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth Summary
J. R. R. Tolkien

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Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth Summary

Plot Summary

The author's finished and published novels have been wildly popular. His death saddened and disappointed his fans. Their demand for more of his work, particularly more tales about Middle-earth (the setting for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit),led his son, Christopher Tolkien, to look through his father's unpublished writings to see if he could discover more about what the author had intended to write on the subject. Fortunately, the author had a habit of keeping his unpublished writings.

The result of Christopher Tolkien's investigation was many scraps of stories and nearly completed tales that used Middle-earth as the setting. Many of these tales feature characters that Tolkien's fans are already familiar with from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Although the stories are unfinished, imperfect, and in many places conflicting, they still give fans a lot of extra information about the characters and places in...

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