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The Tolkien companion, J. E. A. Tyler ; edited by S. A. Tyler ; illustrated by Kevin Reilly

Label
The Tolkien companion
Title
The Tolkien companion
Statement of responsibility
J. E. A. Tyler ; edited by S. A. Tyler ; illustrated by Kevin Reilly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: Between 1932 and 1953, Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, of Oxford, England, translated four volumes compiled by the renowned Hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, written during the Third Age of Middle Earth, far longer ago than the Celtic, Germanic and Icelandic manuscripts Professor Tolkien was used to deciphering. The result was The Hobbit, and readers have never been the same since. In 1954, seventeen years after The Hobbit first appeared, its sequel, The Lord of the Rings was published, and it became the centerpiece of Tolkien's work. The Ring Epic covers approximately ten thousand years, and contains a vast amount of information as well as a huge variety of words and names which Tolkien translated from the Elvish and Mannish tongues. THE TOLKIEN COMPANION is an impressive endeavor to guide one through the world of Middle Earth, compiling every fact, name, word, and date from all the works into one comprehensive and accessible volume. Here, in one source, is the High History of the Elven peoples. The origins of Morgoth the Enemy is clarified, as is his Fall, and the subsequent rise to power of Sauron the Great, Lord of the Rings. The heroic epic of how the Free Peoples--Elves, Men, Ents, Dwarves, and Hobbits--survived against the Peril of the Ancient World is meticulously detailed. And a guide to the various Elvish writing systems, together with explanatory maps, charts, even genealogical tables, bring the remarkable genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable world and wonder of Middle Earth to life with focus and accuracy. Presented in alphabetical order for quick and easy reference, THE TOLKIEN COMPANION is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, J. E. A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1892-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tolkien, J. R. R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Fantasy literature, English
Label
The Tolkien companion, J. E. A. Tyler ; edited by S. A. Tyler ; illustrated by Kevin Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in 1979 under title: The new Tolkien companion
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2345582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
10, 530 pages
Lccn
76005203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)218794
Label
The Tolkien companion, J. E. A. Tyler ; edited by S. A. Tyler ; illustrated by Kevin Reilly
Publication
Note
Published in 1979 under title: The new Tolkien companion
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2345582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
10, 530 pages
Lccn
76005203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)218794

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