An expanded account of the "Grey Annals" — the history of Beleriand after the coming
of the Elves.
Additional narratives involving Húrin and the tragedy of his children (see Narn
i Chîn Húrin). "The Wanderings of Húrin" is the conclusion to
the "Narn". It was not included in the final
Silmarillion because Christopher Tolkien feared that the
heavy compression which would have been necessary to make it a
stylistic match with the rest of the book would have been too
difficult and would have made the story overly complex and
difficult to read.
Christopher Tolkien's explanation of how he, with the
collaboration of future fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay, constructed Chapter 22
of the Quenta Silmarillion, since
none of the texts left by Tolkien for this purpose were up-to-date
enough to serve the purpose. In particular, the old texts all have
Thingol portrayed as a miserly swindler who cheats the Dwarves out
of their payment, and the portrayal of the Girdle of Melian in the
older stories is much weaker than the impenetrable barrier of the
post-Lord of the Rings writings.