New Tolkien Novel Coming May 2009 (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Source: TheBookSeller

J.R.R. Tolkien may have sailed from Grey Havens over 35 years ago at the age of 81 but his numerous works live on. HarperCollins has announced their plan to publish a new book by the late "Lord of the Rings" author J R R Tolkien, reports TheBookSeller. The novel "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún" will be edited-introduced by Tolkien’s son Christopher and will be published in hardback in May 2009.

The previously unpublished work was written while Tolkien was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University during the 1920s and '30s, before he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The publication will make available for the first time Tolkien’s extensive retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of Sigurd the Völsung and the Fall of the Niflungs.

Christopher Tolkien edited Tolkien's most recent title "The Children of Húrin" in 2007. More information the upcoming novel will be revealed as we near the publication date.



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