THE STORY OF KULLERVO THE STORY OF KULLERVO
THE STORY OF KULLERVO THE STORY OF KULLERVO

Anglais THE STORY OF KULLERVO (édition en anglais)

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The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father. Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien''s characters. ''Hapless Kullervo'', as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates. Tolkien wrote that The Story of Kullervo was ''the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own'', and was ''a major matter in the legends of the First Age''; his Kullervo was the ancestor of Turin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. In addition to being a powerful story in its own right, The Story of Kullervo - published here for the first time with the author''s drafts, notes and lecture-essays on its source-work, The Kalevala, is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien''s invented world.

Rayons : Fantasy & Science-fiction > Science-fiction

  • EAN

    9780008131364

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    300 Pages

  • Longueur

    23 cm

  • Largeur

    15.4 cm

  • Poids

    386 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

J.R.R. Tolkien

Spécialiste de philologie faisant autorité dans le monde entier, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) a écrit en 1936 Le Hobbit, considéré comme un classique de la littérature enfantine puis en 1938-1939 un essai sur les contes de fées. Paru en 1949, Farmer Giles of Ham a séduit adultes et enfants. J. R. R. Tolkien a travaillé quatorze ans au cycle intitulé Le seigneur des anneaux composé de : La communauté de l'anneau (1954), Les deux tours (1954), Le retour du roi (1955) - oeuvre magistrale qui s'est imposée dans tous les pays, adaptée à l'écran par Peter Jackson avec le phénoménal succès que l'on sait.


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