Los hijos de Húrin (Middle-Earth Universe)
La última e inédita novela de J.R.R.Tolkien. Con ilustraciones de Alan Lee.
Los hijos de Hurín es uno de los grandes relatos que fundamentan la historia de la Tierra Media y se sitúa en la Primera Edad, cuando elfos, hombres y enanos llevaban unos pocos siglos sobre la tierra. Junto con la historia de Beren y Lúthien, es la historia más mencionada en El Señor de los Anillos
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The plot of CoH is…moreIt's certainly not what I would call a very easy read, The Hobbit is a kids book, and LoTR is, as you say, fairly easy for anyone.
The plot of CoH is a little harder to understand, and I would recommend reading The Silmarillion first, to get a better grasp of the complex mythology, and who the characters are etc. The Silmarillion also has an abridged version of CoH in it, so that's probably a better bet, though some of the other stuff is a little hard to get.
All in all, eventually, yes. CoH broke my heart, had me certain what would come next and is a worthwhile read for and Tolkien fan! Hope I helped!(less)
As a self proclaimed Tolkien Fanatic I enjoyed The Children or Hurin. The Heroic, epic and ultimately tragic life of Turin and his sisters. It's not more The Lord of the Rings but it continues to paint a ...more
If you love the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit but have not been able to muster the patience and dedication it takes to read the Silmarillion, this book will inspire you to delve deeper into the ancient, tragic and glorious history of middle earth.
The story is one of Tolkien's "Great Tales" and the text was compiled from previou ...more
Let me start by making a couple of points. First ...more
Having just read The Silmarillion, though, the fact that this story is in there with most of the detail, I can't help but feel a liiiii ...more
I knew even before ...more
Deriving from the Finnish national epic Kalevala and the tragic Kullervo, The Children of Hurin proves again what Tolkien can do with ancient legends and myths. I have to confess that I was looking for parallels with Beowulf through most of my readings and found man ...more
Maybe because it was a new unknown story for me but I actually liked it more than my recent LotR read. Is it a "better" book? Of course not. But if, like me ...more
The five stages of reading The Children of Húrin.
Not that I'm complaining. This is Tolkien's best work. Yeah, I said it. No, I'm not drunk.
This is probably the grimmest tale of Middle-earth, filled with treachery and betrayal and evil glamours and shocking revelations and all other manner of doom and tragedy. If you read The Silmarillion, you know the gist of the story. (If you didn't read The Silmarillion I'm not sure why you're reading this book in the first place.) This volume presents the tale of Túrin Turambar in a longer, more complete narrative (although it's still relatively short by modern sta ...more
The Children of Húrin was one of the beautiful stories taken from The Silmarillion (Children of Húrin actually being the extended version of the story of Túrin Turambar from Silmarillion) , and the most tragic of them all. And i agree, because the fate of the Children of Húrin was not an easy one, and it was full of despair and regret. I don't think this is book for those who don't like tragedy, but i doubt there is another tragedy like this which moved me to tears. Also, ...more
Instead of The Children or Húrin, this book should be entitled The story in which (view spoiler)[Everybody Dies (hide spoiler)] by J.R.R. Tolkien. Oh. My. God. And here I thought only Shakespeare wrote good Renaissance tragedies. Really. This story is so tragically sad I forget it was written by Tolkien.
I won't write a summary for the story but I'll write down some things about it that might persuade you to read this amazing book:
1. Elves and more Elves! If you like wise, brave elves who like t ...more
But what's important and powerful about CoH is that it stands (stylistically) somewhere in between Silmarillion and LotR. There are no anachronisms in Silmarillion, which are present in LotR (and the Hobbit, of course). CoH is blissfully free of them, but is also less "macro" than Sil. CoH treads on solid (Middle) earth, but is not quite as intimate as LotR (E.g., with Frodo & the other hobbits).
This is such a grim tale an ...more
Soy fanático de J. R. R. Tolkien así que tal vez mi juicio no es imparcial, incluso cuando encontré este libro mi primera reacción fue, “un libro de Tolkien que no he leído”
Así pues para mí fue maravilloso, me hizo recordar cuándo por obligación tuve que leer la historia de Edipo Rey, y créanme cuando les digo que Tolkien no tiene nada que envidiarle a las tragedias griegas.
Con un trabajo destacado de ...more
Es una obra que tiene lugar en un clima de tragedia y trata sobre una maldición que persigue a un hombre, quien busca escapar de la misma que lo atormenta en cada uno de sus actos e inunda sus pensamientos acuciantemente .
Es una ...more
Gandolf: Yes, Tom thank you, I will have some more of this delightful mead, what did you call it?
Tom: Melkor Mead, and here (offers a sample glass) try some of our Meriodoc Barleywine, we make them both here at Green Dragon.
Ozzy: Tahh, whassott faugh toouken majjes?
Tom: Thanks, Ozzy! I’ll let the kitchen know you like the so ...more
بدأ تولكين في كتابة هذه القصة في صورة شعرية في البداية ككثير من قصصه وأخذت مع الوقت تكبر وتتشعب وتتعق ...more
To be honest, I've never been into depressing books or tragedies. They're interesting... but they always seem incomplete, like Romeo and Juliet. Let's be honest, this is a much-better version of Romeo and Juliet.
I was really scared to start this, since I'd heard that it was pretty dark and depressing (view spoiler)[and that it involved incest (hide spoiler)], but I actually really enjoyed it. In my opinion, it wasn't so bad.
The only reason this isn't a five-star book for me is tha ...more
Muitas vezes durante o livro algumas partes são melancólicas. Nisso vemos como a maldade de Morgoth não tem limites.
O livro é fantástico e as ilustrações de Allan Lee complementam essa magnífica obra, mas se você espera um final feliz, temo dizer que você irá se desapontar.
Não é obrigatório, mas é recomendável que o leitor tenha lido O Silmarillion ao men ...more
Há logo de início neste conto um prenúncio trágico e que se confirma no decorrer da leitura. Mais maduro do que a trilogia do anel, e definitivamente adulto. A história e lirismo narrativo de "Os Filhos de Húrin" remete para uma fantasia diferente em Tolkien, trágica, diria de expoente shakespeariano. Uma surpresa inesperada.
É isso que muitos homens ensinam e poucos aprendem. Não penses nos dias invisíveis. O de hoje é mais do que suficiente ...more
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Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan ...more