An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's Worldby David Day
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth.
The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures — as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations — the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle — and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations
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David Day is a Canadian poet and author. He was born 1947. He is best known for his books of J. R. R. Tolkien and his works. He has also written several children's books and nonfiction works about ecology, extinct and endangered species.