The Complete Tolkien Companion

The Complete Tolkien Companion

Paperback St. Martin's Griffin

By (author) J E A Tyler, Illustrated by Kevin Reilly

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  • Publisher: GRIFFIN
  • Format: Paperback | 713 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 36mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1250023556
  • ISBN 13: 9781250023551
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 83,803

Product description

For all those who journey to 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 J. R. R. 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. First published in 1976, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime.

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Author information

An author and journalist J.E.A. TYLER (1943-2006) specialized in music, historical biography, archeology, and anthropology. His other books include "The Beatles: An Illustrated Record" and "I Hate Rock and Roll."

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"This book will help you, even as it gives you a chance to read about and delight in correlations between things that you never realized, or small, assorted facts that you glanced past."

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British Praise for "The Tolkien Companion" "The quarrying Mr. Tyler has done in the books of our hero rivals the work of the dwarves in the mithril-mines of Moira." - "Observer" "Fascinating...For every Tolkien reader it is a must." - "Yorkshire Post" (UK)