The complete guide to Middle-earth: from The hobbit to The Silmarillion

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Ballantine Books, 1978 - Literary Criticism - 575 pages
Now in a gorgeous new hardcover format with a four-color map of Middle-earth, this is the completely revised guide to every creature, place, and event fromthe great fantasy epic.

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Anything you could possibly need to reference about Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarilian, and any other book set in Middle-Earth is in this book. Read full review

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A friend of mine and I found this book in our school library and had to work out an agreement as to who could borrow it when, because we both wanted it so badly. This is without a doubt the most ... Read full review

Contents

Complete Guide 1
186
A Chronology of the First Age
557
Genealogical Tables
565
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.

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