The Peoples of Middle-earth

The Peoples of Middle-earth

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Throughout this vast and intricate mythology, says Publishers Weekly, "one marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation." In this capstone to that creation, we find the chronology of Middle-earth's later Ages, the Hobbit genealogies, and the Western language or Common Speech. These early essays show that Tolkien's fertile imagination was at work on Middle-earth's Second and Third Ages long before he explored them in the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings . Here too are valuable writings from Tolkien's last years: " The New Shadow," in Gondor of the Fourth Age, and" Tal-elmar," the tale of the coming of the Nsmen-rean ships.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays from the beginning and end of the author's career shows how he began the story of Middle-earth's Second and Third Ages long before he explored them in The Lord of the Rings.

Blackwell North Amer
When in 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien laid aside The Silmarillion, the extension of his original mythology into later Ages of the world had scarcely emerged. Tolkien himself noted that he knew nothing of the peoples and history of these Ages until he "met them on the way".
It was in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings that there emerged a comprehensive historical structure and chronology of the Second and Third Ages, embracing all the diverse strands that came together in The War of the Ring. Tolkien's difficulty - bordering on despair - in providing these appendices, leading to delay in the publication of The Return of the King, is well known. In The Peoples of Middle-earth, however, Christopher Tolkien shows that the work had in fact been achieved years before, in essays and records differing greatly from the published forms.
A number of other writings by J. R. R. Tolkien are also included in this book; they derive chiefly from his last years, when new insights and constructions freely arose as he pondered the history that he had created.

& Taylor

A collection of essays shows how the author began the story of Middle-earth's Second and Third ages

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1996
ISBN: 9780261103375
Branch Call Number: 823.912 TOL
Characteristics: xiii, 482 p. :,ill., geneal. tables ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher


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May 05, 2017

Loved this book and will read it again.

May 15, 2015

Love this book, especially the Shibboleth of FĂ«anor (yup, I'm a Feanorian person), and The New Shadow is quite interesting.

Nov 13, 2014

love all tolkien books!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 28, 2012

Honestly, all this book is is another guide to the world of the Lord of the Rings. If you want to know more about the peoples, this is the book for you! I rate it about 4 and a half stars.

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