Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary

Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary

by David Day


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A comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated reference guide to all the living creatures-both flora and fauna-that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and Undying Lands.

Guide to Tolkien's World is scholarly, definitive, enchantingly beautiful. Included are a map, a chronology of all the ages, and a special index readers back to Tolkien's original works.

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ISBN-13: 9781571458780
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 02/15/2003
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.74(d)

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Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary (Metro Books Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Krlane More than 1 year ago
I was really excited when I found this book, I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and since I found it on sale I couldn't resist and bought it. I thought it was just going to be a book on some of the basic beasts that you come across in the actual books rather than the histories, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it up and began looking through it. The book not only includes your creatures from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, but also from his histories and short stories, things that I had never even heard of or hadn't realized they had a proper name. It also doesn't just cover animals and creatures, but goes into summaries on different races, geographical regions, and even plants, such as Forodwaith and athelas. While the term "bestiary" is a little misleading, the book is just plain awesome. It even includes artwork throughout.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Day does an excellent job of explicating some of the intricacies of Tolkien's world, particularly the convoluted mythology of The Silmarillion. I'm not a big fan of the artwork in this book, though, which makes the whole thing only halfway successful for me.
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