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The Nature of Middle-earth By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Nature of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien

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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 Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien's magnificent world.

The Nature of Middle-earth Summary

The Nature of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien

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 Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished 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 complex and profound as the metaphysics of Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Numenor, 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.

The Nature of Middle-earth Reviews

'A continuation of the many previous volumes assembled by Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, that allow readers to see the author thinking... on paper. For devotees, this will be a treasure.'
Publishers Weekly

'How, given little over half a century, did one man become the creative equivalent of a people?'
Guardian

About J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into almost 70 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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NPB9780008387921
9780008387921
0008387923
The Nature of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien
New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
20210902
464
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