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First, it was Harper Lee and the publication of her lost manuscript, Go Set a Watchman.
Now, an unfinished manuscript of Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien, has been found and is about to be published. The Story Of Kullervo is slated for publication in the United Kingdom on August 27 by HarperCollins UK, and in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 27.
According to published reports, Tolkien's unfinished manuscript inspired Middle-earth, the location for his highly acclaimed, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit novels, which have become blockbuster movie trilogies.
Tolkien wrote The Story of Kullervo in 1914 while a student at Oxford University's Exeter College. The story is based on a character in the Finnish poem, "The Kalevala."
According to information from the publishers:
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,