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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Answered Questions 4. Should I read this book? Will this be a easy read like other JRRT works? 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! I read the children of hurin but when I started reading the appendix I just couldn't grasp what Christopher tolkin was saying could someone summarize the appendix for me? Suden In the appendices, Christopher Tolkien first tries to explain something about the history of the work; namely how, and -- as far as Christopher himsel …more In the appendices, Christopher Tolkien first tries to explain something about the history of the work; namely how, and -- as far as Christopher himself could deduce -- why, his father John had begun several attempts at writing this story; and how and -- again to the best of Christopher's knowledge -- why they differ.
Thereafter in the appendices, Christopher gives an account of how he came to recreate the current book, from all the previous versions that John wrote. He tells how he's tried to be faithful to each of the original writings, which was not easy because they differ on several points.
He names those points and elaborates on how he solved certain problems. The whole matter -- and thus, the appendix text -- is further complicated by the fact that the story was previously published in two other forms both shorter than this one, and part of anthologies -- one of them being Silmarillion; and both also edited by Christopher , and Christopher goes to great lengths trying to provide insight into how and why this book differs from, is similar to, and relates to those other published versions.
While a thorough and valuable account on the genesis of the book, the appendices can be considered a tough read to fully understand, because of all the different versions that had been written -- and edited -- at various times by John himself; and three times thereafter, at various points in Christopher's endeavour to discover and understand his father's many notes and papers.
I hope this helps. Is it the same story in the silmarllion?? Parijat Kundu The silmarillion does contain a gist of the events described in Children of Hurin. However, in Silmarillion it is presented in context of greater hist …more The silmarillion does contain a gist of the events described in Children of Hurin.
However, in Silmarillion it is presented in context of greater history of elves and men. Whereas, in this book, the events following Turin and Nienor is much more detailed and rather personal account. Is the story of Turin and Hurin was inspired by Greek Tragedy? Suden I am not sure whether or not there are Greek influences. This could well be, and hopefully other readers can clarify this. What I do know and what is …more I am not sure whether or not there are Greek influences.
What I do know and what is commonly documented by various sources is that this story -- and Tolkien's Middle-Earth setting in general -- contains many influences from Nothern European mythologies. Especially from Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. But, Greek or not, tragedy does run rampant in this particular story. Hopefully this helps you, although it doesn't answer your original question. Unanswered Questions. Ask and answer questions about books!
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The Children of Húrin
He wrote the original version of the story in the late s, revised it several times later, but did not complete it before his death in His son, Christopher Tolkien , edited the manuscripts to form a consistent narrative, and published it in as an independent work. The book contains 33 illustrations by Alan Lee , eight of which are full-page and in colour. The history and descent of the main characters are given as the leading paragraphs of the book, and the back story is elaborated upon in The Silmarillion. It begins five hundred years before the action of the book, when Morgoth , a Vala and the prime evil power, escapes from the Blessed Realm of Valinor to the north-west of Middle-earth.
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