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The Complete History of Middle Earth, Vol. 1 Hardcover – Jan 9 2003


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  • Hardcover: 1920 pages
  • Publisher: UK General Books (Jan. 9 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007149158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007149155
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #263,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Perry TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 3 2010
Format: Hardcover
NOTE: The individual volumes in the 12-volume History of Middle-Earth series are also published in three large 'Parts' in a series inconsistently titled either The Complete History of Middle-earth and The History of Middle-earth

Part 1 contains volumes I-V from the single-volume series.
Part 2 contains volumes VI to IX from the single-volume series.
Part 3 contains volumes X-XII from the single-volume series.

Which you might buy depends on your taste and how you plan to use the books. Would you rather have three bulky volumes of about 1500 pages each or twelve volumes that are typically 450 pages long?

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Collections of an author's work are often confusing, particularly when what the author has created is as complex as Tolkien's writings. Here's an overview of the twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, which was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. Hopefully, it will help you select which book or books to buy.

Keep something in mind. In the U.S. Houghton Mifflin publishes Tolkien's authorized works in hardback and trade paperback editions, while Ballantine Books publishes them as cheaper mass-market paperbacks. For some reason, Ballantine doesn't always make it clear that some of their titles are part of the same History of Middle-earth series as those published by Houghton Mifflin. If the title is the same, the content is the same. Which you buy depends on your taste in books and finances. I have copies of both.

GROUP ONE, VOLUMES I - V, EARLY TALES

These five volumes deal primarily with Tolkien's writings before the publication of The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-55). In them, Tolkien was struggling as a still unknown author to create his first history of Middle-earth.
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The Tolkienverse comes to life in this volume and it is well worth the money for those individuals who want to acquire a greater knowledge of Tolkien's writings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of My Best Purchases April 18 2013
By The Completist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is the singular hardcover collection of the first 5 "History of Middle-Earth" books (from "The Book of Lost Tales" through "The Lost Road"). I was sure to check the Table of Contents for all 5 of my paperback editions and compare them with this one to ensure nothing was missing. The only downside to the book is the paper, which is thinner than the pulp paper of the original hardcovers. It IS technically onion-skin, but it's not the fragile onion-skin paper you find in pocket Bibles, it's actually thicker and sturdier, just softer and smoother than the paper you typically find in hardcovers.

I recommend it as it is easier and cheaper than paying for harder-to-find out of print original hardcovers of the first 5 books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tolkien Bible March 6 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I call this the Tolkien bible because that is really the size shape and texture of this book. It has the thin bible print pages and it is still really substantial. Gave this book and a gift and it arrive in terrific condition and was extremely well received.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent compilation April 3 2011
By Jane Rae Wilkens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For those who want all of these histories and extra stories under one cover (more or less!), these three volumes are wonderful! They arrived promptly and in great condition. No problems.
Very good Jan. 25 2014
By PANAGIOTIS MANTHOPOULOS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was like i was expecting but i would prefer a better protector of the hard case on the front

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