An Encyclopedia of Tolkien The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World By David Day from Canterbury Classics. 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.
My Opinion: This book is truly a gift for the Tolkien fan as it has great pictures and talks about the battles and more.
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