The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: Tolkien's World in The Lord of the Rings and Beyond (Paperback)

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The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: Tolkien's World in The Lord of the Rings and Beyond (Paperback)

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For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth—and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey—here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life.

EVERY CHARACTER
From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba—every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, and other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in its proper place and time.

EVERY PLACE
Colorful and detailed descriptions of geographical entries allow you to pick up the action anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and beyond. 

EVERY THING
From stars and streams to food and flora, everything found in Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and, when necessary, cross-referenced.

This is truly a master key to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
Robert Foster is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers College. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he first encountered The Lord of the Rings during a summer in his early teens. Several years later he began tracing the etymology of names used in Tolkien’s works, a labor of love which eventually resulted in The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, a PhD in English and medieval studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a scholarly career.
Product Details ISBN: 9780345449764
ISBN-10: 0345449762
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: December 4th, 2001
Pages: 592
Language: English