An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World (Leather-bound Classics) (Hardcover)

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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.
 

About the Author


David Day is the author of a dozen books on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, beginning with A Tolkien Bestiary, the first illustrated guide to Middle-earth. Together with Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia and Tolkien’s Ring, his books have been translated into twenty languages and have sold in excess of 3 million copies. A Canadian living in Victoria, British Columbia, Day has also published more than thirty other books of mythology, history, fantasy, fiction, and poetry, for both adults and children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781645170099
ISBN-10: 1645170098
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Leather-bound Classics