When I have children, I want read them the Hobbit at a young age, and let them grow up with Tolkien’s works, but I’m terrified that they won’t like them.
The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkein
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.
The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood is summoned back to Britain by news of the treachery of Mordred. Already weakened in spirit by Guinevere’s infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur must rouse his knights to battle one last time against Mordred’s rebels and foreign mercenaries.
Powerful, passionate and filled with vivid imagery, The Fall of Arthur reveals Tolkien’s gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Originally composed by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1930s, this work was set aside for The Hobbit and has lain untouched for 80 years.
Now it has been edited for publication by Tolkien’s son, Christopher, who contributes three illuminating essays that explore the literary world of King Arthur, reveal the deeper meaning of the verses and the painstaking work that his father applied to bring it to a finished form, and the intriguing links between The Fall of Arthur and his greatest creation, Middle-earth.
The Fall of Arthur will be published on May 23, 2013 in the UK and May 1, 2013 in Australia (no US date yet) for £ 14.99.
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You didn’t read Lord of the Rings? - Imgur
You didn’t read Lord of the Rings in elementary school?
Full paperback copy, 3 in one, on repetitive read from 3rd through 5th grade. I kinda destroyed the book I read it so much. Yeah I loved it.
Only read it 2-3 times since.. That’s next after I polish off GoT.
I’ve only read a of Stephen King’s books but heis one of my favorite authors of all time. Many of the stories that he writes are set in the same place, mostly Castle Rock and Derry, which are both in the state of Maine. There are a lot of connections in King’s stories, you may have even noticed some of his characters popping in and out of them as well. Gillian Smith has created this awesome flow chart showing all the Stephen King story connections.
I love how they have to exclude the Dark Tower series. Because that would just throw a wrench in everything. Love King <3