Tolkien Bestiary

Author: David Day

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517120774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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A comprehensive reference guide to the history, creatures, races, flora, and fauna of J. R. R. Tolkien's imaginary worlds features more than a hundred black-and-white drawings and thirty-six full-color paintings by eleven of Europe's best fantasy artists.

Tolkien

A Dictionary

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753727966

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 271

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Arranged in a handy A-Z format, Tolkien: A Dictionary explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them.


Tolkien

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia

Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684839792

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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Sections alphabetically list facts about the history, geography, sociology, natural history, and biography of Tolkien's imaginary world

The Ring of Words

Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver,Jeremy Marshall,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199568367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."

The Battles of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 168412011X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Heroes of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1684121043

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, analyzing the most celebrated heroes from the earliest days of Arda to the end of the War of the Ring. Men, elves, dwarves, and their allies are covered in detail, and each hero's role in the battle against the forces of evil is discussed at length. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

A Dictionary of Tolkien

A-Z

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty

ISBN: 0753728559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Guide to Tolkien's World

A Bestiary

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753720806

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Guide to Tolkien's World seeks to do justice to the creatures and their world through more than one hundred fantasy illustrations. All kinds of beings are shown, be they vast winged dragons, earthbound creatures of evil, or simple flowers. David Day has identified and analyzed 129 separate races. Each is clearly explained in terms of its physical appearance, language, behaviour and culture.The purpose of Guide to Tolkien's World is not to retell their stories, but to make Tolkien's own book more accessible by identifying his creatures and explaining their roles in his epic world.

Dictionary of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781607109068

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the Precious.” J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with details--and so unique--that it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was working on the Oxford English Dictionary as his. Inside, you’ll find a chronology of Tolkien’s life, along with a short biography and an explanation of his writings. Then flip through the dictionary to discover terms like Aglarond, the great caverns beneath Helm’s Deep, or the Black Riders and the mystery surrounding them--among many other terms. This companion serves as a terrific resource for all those in love with Middle Earth and its inhabitants. * Luxurious rich brown flexibound cover. * Perfect for Tolkien fans, linguists, or anyone prone to fantasy. A Dictionary of Tolkien is a beautiful addition to any home library, and makes a great conversation piece. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond

Author: Robert Foster

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345449762

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

Author: Alberto Manguel,Gianni Guadalupi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156008723

Category: Fiction

Page: 755

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Describes and visualizes over 1,200 magical lands found in literature and film, discussing such exotic realms as Atlantis, Tolkien's Middle Earth, and Oz.

The Dark Powers of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Pyramid

ISBN: 0753733218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion are some of the greatest tales of good versus evil ever told. From the creation of Arda to the War of the Ring, Tolkien's Middle-earth has seen war and rebellion, devastation and loss, in which the powers of darkness emerged. Here in his latest book, best-selling author and Tolkien expert David Day explores Tolkien's portrayal of evil, and the sources that inspired his work: from myth, literature and history. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

A Tolkien Compass

Including J. R. R. Tolkien's Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings

Author: Jared Lobdell

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780875483030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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The structure, content, and character of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are dealt with in ten critical essays.

A Gateway to Sindarin

A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Author: David Salo

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 0874808006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 438

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A serious linguistic analysis of Tolkien's Sindarin language. Includes the grammar, morphology, and history of the language.

The Complete Tolkien Companion

Author: J. E. A. Tyler

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466866454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 736

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For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but also The Simarillion and many other posthumously published works. A detailed explanation of the various Elvish writing systems, together with maps, charts, and 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, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.

J.R.R. Tolkien

A Biography

Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had. After the war he returned to the academic life, achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher, eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford where he was a close friend of C.S. Lewis and the other writers known as The Inklings. Then suddenly his life changed dramatically. One day while grading essay papers he found himself writing 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' -- and worldwide renown awaited him. Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien's papers, and interviewed his friends and family. From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished author.

Characters from Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753705612

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 287

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This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all the living creatures, both flora and fauna, that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands.

The Book of Lost Tales

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345375211

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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The first form of the myths and legends in Tolkien's conception of the Middle Kingdom features the adventures of Eriol, and the tales of Beren and Luthien, Turin and the dragon, the necklace of the dwarves, and the fall of Gondolin. Reissue.