The Atlas of Middle-earth


Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524404
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day -- including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

The Atlas of Middle-earth


Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780261102774
Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Page: 210
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This is a guide to the geography of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The atlas contains over a hundred two-colour maps accompanied by notes and detailed references to Tolkien's books The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The maps cover all aspects of topography from countryside to city, from the towers of Minas Tirith to the mines of Moira. Also included are detailed plans for all the principal battles.

Atlas of Tolkien


Author: David Day
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626865167
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Tolkien? There’s a map for that! J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. The deluxe, heat-burnished cover makes this a charming addition to your Tolkien library. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Atlas of TolkienâÂeÂ(tm)s Middle-Earth


Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008194512
Category:
Page: 224
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Find your way through every part of J.R.R. Tolkienâe(tm)s great creation, from the Middle-earth of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the undying lands of the Westâe¦ The Atlas of Tolkienâe(tm)s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days âe" as recounted in The Silmarillion âe" to the Third Age of The Lord of the Rings, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day âe" including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings and distinctive landforms accompany thematic maps describing climate, vegetation, languages and population throughout the history of Middle-earth.

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond
Author: Robert Foster
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345449762
Category: Fiction
Page: 568
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Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.

The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth


Author: Brian Sibley,John Howe
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007169702
Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Page: 64
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Written by the writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley, this slipcase features Tolkien's maps of The Hobbit, Beleriand and Middle-earth. Each map is presented in a box-set illustrated by Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his Lord of The Rings film trilogy. The maps, presented with individual books and wallets show Tolkien's mythical lands in detail - they are also bound with fewer folds, making them suitable for portfolios or framing.

Tolkien

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia
Author: David Day
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684839792
Category: Fiction
Page: 279
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Sections alphabetically list facts about the history, geography, sociology, natural history, and biography of Tolkien's imaginary world

The Battles of Tolkien


Author: David Day
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168412011X
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Tolkien's World

Paintings of Middle-earth
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Mjf Books
ISBN: 9781567312485
Category: Fantasy fiction, English
Page: 137
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Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.

The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies


Author: Greg Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068984
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth – including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor – and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.

The Heroes of Tolkien


Author: David Day
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1684121043
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, analyzing the most celebrated heroes from the earliest days of Arda to the end of the War of the Ring. Men, elves, dwarves, and their allies are covered in detail, and each hero's role in the battle against the forces of evil is discussed at length. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

A Tolkien Bestiary


Author: David Day
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780753704592
Category: Fantasy fiction, English
Page: 287
View: 1926

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This is a comprehensive reference guide by David Day, to all the living creatures - races, flora and fauna - that inhabited J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and Undying Lands.

Flora of Middle-Earth

Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium
Author: Walter S. Judd,Graham A. Judd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190276339
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

The Complete Tolkien Companion


Author: J. E. A. Tyler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466866454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
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For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but also The Simarillion and many other posthumously published works. A detailed explanation of the various Elvish writing systems, together with maps, charts, and genealogical tables, bring the remarkable genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable world and wonder of Middle Earth to life with focus and accuracy. Presented in alphabetical order for quick and easy reference, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth


Author: Ruth S. Noel
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780395291306
Category: Fiction
Page: 207
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Explains the fourteen different languages and assorted alphabets of Middle-earth, translates Elvish poetry, war slogans, and sayings, and features a complete dictionary of non-English words in the Middle-earth classics

The History of Middle-Earth


Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007149155
Category: Fantasy fiction, English
Page: 1920
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Contains the first 5 vols of the 12 volume series.

The Complete History of Middle-Earth


Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 9780008259846
Category:
Page: 5392
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This special collector's edition features all 12 parts of the series bound in three volumes. Each book includes a silk ribbon marker and is quarter-bound in black, with grey boards stamped in gold foil, and the set is presented in a matching black slipcase. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth. This very special collector's edition brings together all twelve books into three hardback volumes - over 5,000 pages of fascinating Tolkien material - and places them in one matching box.

West of the Mountains, East of the Sea

The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand and the Lands to the North
Author: Brian Sibley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007312702
Category: Beleriand (Imaginary place)
Page: 79
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Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley is a foremost expert on The Lord of the Rings (he adapted the novel for the award-winning BBC radio dramatisation in 1980), and here in this clothbound hardback he will take you to the First Age of Middle-earth, many thousands of years before the events chronicled in The Lord of the Rings. This was the setting for the great War of the Jewels, as recounted in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion and includes a gazetteer of the many places shown on the full-colour illustrated map which accompanies the book. The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North is faithfully reproduced in full colour by world-renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his multi-award winning Lord of The Rings film trilogy, and who is soon to work on Guillermo del Toro's Hobbit film. The map is based on the original map by Christopher Tolkien. Embellished with heraldic emblems and dramatic scenes from The Silmarillion, it completes the trio of authorized Tolkien maps by John Howe which can be removed for reference or even for framing. Each element in this collector's package is special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages.