An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World

by David Day

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Overview

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth.
 

The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations

This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645170099
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Series: Leather-bound Classics Series
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 170,791
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)

About the Author

David Day is the author of five major books on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Guide to Tolkien’s World: A Bestiary and A Guide to Tolkien. Together with Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, these books have been translated into sixteen languages, and have sold in excess of two million copies. A Canadian living in Toronto, Day has also published over thirty other books of mythology, history, fantasy, fiction, and poetry, for both adults and children.

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