With the release of The Fellowship of the Rings in movie theaters this December, Tolkien enthusiasts might consider Robert Foster's The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: From The Hobbit Through The Lord of the Rings and Beyond as essential to their viewing pleasure as popcorn. For anyone who's ever wondered "who's Beren?," "where's the Great Shelf?" or "what's the Council of Gondor?," this A-Z reference describes every person, locates every place and explains everything in Tolkien's saga.
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'Middle-earth is the country of J.R.R. Tolkien's tales -- the territory of Sauron, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Sam Gamgee -- whose legends, history, geography and inhabitants combine to make a unique fictional world. This Guide is a comprehensive reference work to every name and event in Tolkien's books, from The Hobbit to The Silmarillion.' Daily Telegraph 'Mr Robert Foster's Complete Guide to Middle-earth supplies, as I have found through frequent use, an admirable work of reference.' CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
We play Tolkien trivia in one of the websites I frequent and this is an absolute gem when it comes to stumping other players. It's comprehensive and useful.Published 15 months ago by Aj Ahrens
This is a must have for all Tolkien Fans. It has everything you need to know about characters and places to make you a Middle Earth expert!Published on July 14 2004
My thirteen-year-old daughter has become a solid Tolkien fan, and picked up this book for further study. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Kurt A. Johnson
When I bought this book my focus was not on the history (which there was much of), but the elves and their languages. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by Tina
This is a very well written though guide book for the Middel-earth world. I personally think that it's great for any one who wants to learn more about the world that Tolkien... Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Ametisti
The book has a well thought out design in a dictionary form. You find information on every character, every place, and every thing. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by bernie
I give kudos for this book. I truly enjoy it. The only complaint I have is I feel it is incomplete. There are characters I'd care to know more about from Simarillion that aren't... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Kimberly A. Bateau