Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (Paperback)

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    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
    THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
    Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth . . . Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J. R. R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories.
    THE EVOLUTION OF A WORLD
    This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring.
    The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world.

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    ISBN 9780345400437
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Format Paperback
    Pages 471
    Publisher Date 1995-12-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Del Rey
    Copyright Year 1986
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Language English
    Subtitle The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals
    Series Name The History of Middle-Earth 4
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Tolkien, J. R. R.
    Country of Origin United States

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