The Nature of Middle-earth

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2 sept. 2021 - 464 pages

The first ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The SilmarillionThe Lord of the RingsUnfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.

It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954–5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973.

For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation. From sweeping themes as profound as Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards!

This new collection, which has been edited by Carl F. Hostetter, one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, is a veritable treasure-trove offering readers a chance to peer over Professor Tolkien’s shoulder at the very moment of discovery: and on every page, Middle-earth is once again brought to extraordinary life.

 

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The Nature of Middle-Earth

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This collection of Tolkien’s last unpublished writings, curated by Tolkien expert Hostetter, may best be understood as a continuation of the many previous volumes assembled by Tolkien’s son ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Body Mind and Spirit
169
The World Its Lands and Its Inhabitants
275
Back Matter
399
Back Flap
441
Back Cover
442
Spine
443
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J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) 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.

CARL HOSTETTER has for many years been one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts and respected head of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, and holds a full-time position as a computer programmer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He currently resides in Crofton, Maryland.

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