The Narn i Hîn Húrin is one of the Lays of Beleriand published in Unfinished Tales from J.R.R. Tolkien. The original text shows numerous, partly considerable gaps, though. For filling these gaps I have taken the Silmarillion, in which can be found a considerably shortened but for this complete version of the story of Túrin (although this text actually is also incomplete and only was completed after the death of J.R.R. Tolkien by Christopher Tolkien, the literary heir of his father).
Some fragments still can but be found in Unfinished Tales, such as a dialog between Túrin and the Elves of Círdan which bring the warning of Ulmo, but I would have had to make extensive changes in the original text for inserting these parts, but I do not claim to be able to do this.
It was my aim to offer this to the readers what I have wanted for myself, a complete Narn i Hîn Húrin, that one can read in one go without permanently having to look up in other books.
The data for the Tale of Years I took for the most part from Annals of Aman (Morgoth's Ring) and Grey Annals (The War of the Jewels) and some from remarks in Later Quenta (Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels).
Since both Later Quenta and Grey Annals break off, however, after the year 500, for the last century is only left the Tale of the Years (The War of the Jewels), a paper which is revised innumerable times and chaotic. Datings beyond the year 520 are largely arbitrary, since every version of the Tale of the Years mentions completely different dates and partly also other events here. I only want to achieve with this work that the reader who has never come into touch with the world of Tolkien, gets a summary of the time in which Túrin lived.
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