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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tolkien, J. R. R. -- 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby T.A. Shippey.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6039O32 Z83
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 252 p.
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21632233M
ISBN 100048090182

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"Middle-earth", or Endor in Quenya (Ennor in Sindarin) - and in The Book of Lost Tales the Great Lands - are the names used for the habitable parts of Arda after the final ruin of Beleriand, east across the Belegaer from Aman. This continent was north of the Hither Lands shown in the Ambarkanta, and west of the East Sea; and throughout the First and Second Ages it underwent dramatic Inhabitants: Men, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Hobbits, Ents, others.   J.R.R. TOLKIEN (–) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide/5(12). The Road to Middle-Earth is a fascinating and accessible exploration of n’s creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Tom Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien’s professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a work of timeless charm for millions of readers. He discusses the contribution of The /5(18). The 12 volumes of The History of Middle-earth are: The Book of Lost Tales, Part One () The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two () The Lays of Beleriand () The Shaping of Middle-earth () The Lost Road and Other Writings () The Return of the Shadow () The Treason of Isengard () The War of the Ring () Sauron Defeated ().