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Book Title: The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth|
The author of the book: Robert Foster
Edition: George Allen & Unwin Limited
Date of issue: September 21st 1978
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 491 KB
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ISBN 13: 9780048030023
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The late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion have delighted millions of readers in recent years.
Middle-Earth, the world in which the stories take place, is as real and complex as our own. Events, geography and names were created with care and loving attention by Tolkien, who wanted every single detail of his books to fit into their total pattern. A belief in perfection, the fun of sub-creation and the desire to create something so totally convincing that the reader could believe in it (in a sense) as actual history, involved him in map-making, endless charts of dates and events and the development of his many invented languages.
The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth is intended to be supplementary to the works of Tolkien and no more. It draws together in logical sequence facts and information about names, languages, places and events from Tolkien's books and will be an indispensable aid in every reader's discovery of Tolkien's world.
The heraldic device on the jacket represents the ancient throne of Elendil: it bears his monogram L.N.D.L. The seven stars of Elendil and his captains have five rays. They originally represented the single stars on the banners of each of the seven ships that bore a palantir. In Gondor, founded by Elendil, the seven stars were set about a white tree. The winged crown is the chief mark of royalty of Gondor. The green jewel at the bottom represents the coming of the new king, Elessar.
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Read information about the authorRobert Foster (b. 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is the author of the Guide to Middle-earth (1971), originally covering The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. After the publication of Tolkien's The Silmarillion, the guide was expanded to cover the latter work and republished as The Complete Guide to Middle-earth (1978). The thoroughness and accuracy of the book has earned it high praise.
Foster earned a Ph.D. in English and Medieval Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught subsequently in the English Department at Rutgers University.
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