An Encyclopedia of Tolkien by David Day
The history and mythology that inspired Tolkien's World
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 of Middle-earth. Accompanied by black-and-white illustrations, the sections of this A-to-Z encyclopedia are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories. 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.
This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
- Leather Bound: 544 pages
- Product Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.2 x 9.25