The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond

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Ballantine Books, 2001 - Fiction - 568 pages
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For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey–here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life.

EVERY CHARACTER
From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba–every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, or other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in proper place and time.

EVERY PLACE
Colorfully detailed descriptions of geographical entries allow you to pick up the action anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through all five volumes.

EVERY THING
From stars and streams to food and flora, everything found in Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and, when necessary, cross-referenced.

HERE IS TRULY A MASTER KEY
TO TOLKIEN’S MIDDLE-EARTH

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

An amazing resource for those who love the Lord of the Rings. I found myself constantly referencing it to look up more information about a place or character that is briefly mentioned. So many things ... Read full review

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User Review  - samlives2 - LibraryThing

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

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About the author (2001)

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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