ATLASES, GUIDES, ESSAYS

Editions of "The Atlas of Middle-Earth," "The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-Earth," "The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth," "The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide," "The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion," "The History of the Hobbit," "The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth," "Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on the History of Middle-Earth," J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment."

ATLASES

The depth and intricacy of Tolkien's books makes it possible for these amazingly detailed maps of Arda and Middle-earth.

Editions of "The Atlas of Middle-Earth," "The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-Earth."

THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH
By Karen Wynn Fonstad.

Karen Wynn Fonstad's definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated—nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised—the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in "The Silmarillion," "The Hobbit," and "The Lord of the Rings."

Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day—including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-12699-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-12699-6
  • Bindery: Large-Format 'Softcover'

THE MAPS OF TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE-EARTH
By Brian Sibley and John Howe.

Best-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the films directed by Peter Jackson. The set includes a hardcover book describing in detail the importance and evolution of geography within Tolkien's epic fiction and four color maps presented with minimal folds, including two (Beleriand and Númenor) never before published in this country.

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-39110-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-39110-3
  • Bindery: Large-Format 'Hardcover'

THE MAPS OF TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE-EARTH
By Brian Sibley and John Howe.

Best-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the films directed by Peter Jackson. The set includes a hardcover book describing in detail the importance and evolution of geography within Tolkien's epic fiction and four color maps presented with minimal folds, including two (Beleriand and Númenor) never before published in this country.

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-007-16970-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-716970-2
  • Bindery: Large-Format 'Hardcover'

GUIDES

Informative illustrated and literary guides that no one exploring Middle-earth should be without.

Editions of "The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth," "The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide," "The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion," "The History of the Hobbit," "The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth."

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: FROM THE HOBBIT TO THE SILMARILLION
By Robert Foster.

For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, as well as the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey—here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien's universe to life.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Ballantine/Del/Random House
  • ISBN: 0-345-44976-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-345-44976-4
  • Bindery: Standard 'Softcover'

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: FROM THE HOBBIT TO THE SILMARILLION
By Robert Foster.

For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, as well as the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey—here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien's universe to life.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-007-16942-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-716942-9
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THE J.R.R. TOLKIEN COMPANION AND GUIDE
By Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull.

Designed to be the essential reference works for all readers and students, this two volume boxed set present the most thorough analysis possible of Tolkien's work within the important context of his life. The Reader's Guide includes brief but comprehensive alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics, including a who's who of important persons, a guide to places and institutions, details concerning Tolkien's source material, information about the political and social upheavals through which the author lived, the importance of his social circle, his service as an infantryman in World War I—even information on the critical reaction to his work and the "Tolkien cult." The Chronology details the parallel evolutions of Tolkien's works and his academic and personal life in minute detail. Spanning the entirety of his long life including nearly sixty years of active labor on his Middle-earth creations, and drawing on such contemporary sources as school records, war service files, biographies, correspondence, the letters of his close friend C. S. Lewis, and the diaries of W. H. Lewis, this book will be an invaluable resource for those who wish to gain a complete understanding of Tolkien's status as a giant of twentieth-century literature.

'BOXED' 'HARDCOVER' EDITIONS

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-39113-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-39113-4
  • Bindery: Boxed ('Slipcased') 'Hardcover'

THE J.R.R. TOLKIEN COMPANION AND GUIDE
By Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull.

Designed to be the essential reference works for all readers and students, this two volume boxed set present the most thorough analysis possible of Tolkien's work within the important context of his life. The Reader's Guide includes brief but comprehensive alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics, including a who's who of important persons, a guide to places and institutions, details concerning Tolkien's source material, information about the political and social upheavals through which the author lived, the importance of his social circle, his service as an infantryman in World War I—even information on the critical reaction to his work and the "Tolkien cult." The Chronology details the parallel evolutions of Tolkien's works and his academic and personal life in minute detail. Spanning the entirety of his long life including nearly sixty years of active labor on his Middle-earth creations, and drawing on such contemporary sources as school records, war service files, biographies, correspondence, the letters of his close friend C. S. Lewis, and the diaries of W. H. Lewis, this book will be an invaluable resource for those who wish to gain a complete understanding of Tolkien's status as a giant of twentieth-century literature.

'BOXED' 'HARDCOVER' EDITIONS

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-007-16972-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-716972-6
  • Bindery: Standard 'Softcover'

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: A READER'S COMPANION
By Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull.

Internationally acclaimed scholars Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull examine Tolkien's masterpiece chapter by chapter, offering expert insights into its evolution, structure, and meaning. They discuss in close detail important literary and historical influences on the development of "The Lord of the Rings," connections between that work and other writings by Tolkien, errors and inconsistencies, significant changes to the text during its fifty years of publication, archaic and unusual words used by Tolkien, and words and passages in his invented languages of Middle-earth. Thousands of notes, keyed to standard editions of "The Lord of the Rings" but universally accessible, reveal the richness and complexity of one of the most popular works of fiction in our time. In addition to their own expertise and that of other scholars and critics, Hammond and Scull frequently draw upon comments by Tolkien himself, made in letters to family, friends, and enthusiasts, in draft texts of "The Lord of the Rings," and in works written in later years which amplify or illuminate characters and events in the story. Extensive reference is made also to writings by Tolkien not previously or widely published, including elaborate time-schemes, an unfinished manuscript index to "The Lord of the Rings," and most notably, the important Nomenclature or guide to names in "The Lord of the Rings" prepared for the use of translators, long out of print and now newly transcribed and printed in its entirety. With these resources at hand, even the most seasoned reader of "The Lord of the Rings" will come to a greater enjoyment and appreciation of Tolkien's magnificent achievement.

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-64267-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-64267-0
  • Bindery: Standard 'Hardcover'

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: A READER'S COMPANION
By Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull.

Internationally acclaimed scholars Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull examine Tolkien's masterpiece chapter by chapter, offering expert insights into its evolution, structure, and meaning. They discuss in close detail important literary and historical influences on the development of "The Lord of the Rings," connections between that work and other writings by Tolkien, errors and inconsistencies, significant changes to the text during its fifty years of publication, archaic and unusual words used by Tolkien, and words and passages in his invented languages of Middle-earth. Thousands of notes, keyed to standard editions of "The Lord of the Rings" but universally accessible, reveal the richness and complexity of one of the most popular works of fiction in our time. In addition to their own expertise and that of other scholars and critics, Hammond and Scull frequently draw upon comments by Tolkien himself, made in letters to family, friends, and enthusiasts, in draft texts of "The Lord of the Rings," and in works written in later years which amplify or illuminate characters and events in the story. Extensive reference is made also to writings by Tolkien not previously or widely published, including elaborate time-schemes, an unfinished manuscript index to "The Lord of the Rings," and most notably, the important Nomenclature or guide to names in "The Lord of the Rings" prepared for the use of translators, long out of print and now newly transcribed and printed in its entirety. With these resources at hand, even the most seasoned reader of "The Lord of the Rings" will come to a greater enjoyment and appreciation of Tolkien's magnificent achievement.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-261-10291-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-00-727060-6
  • Bindery: Standard 'Softcover'
THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBIT
By John D. Rateliff.

An exhaustive examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft and little-known illustrations and unpublished maps, along with a new edition of the classic work itself.

First published in 1938, "The Hobbit" is a story that "grew in the telling," and many characters and events in the published book are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads." For the first time, "The History of the Hobbit" reproduces the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, and includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit created by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how he came to revise the book in the years after publication to accommodate events in "The Lord of the Rings."

These two volumes are boxed together with a new edition of "The Hobbit" with a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece.

'BOXED' 'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 0-618-96440-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-618-96440-6
  • Bindery: Boxed ('Slipcased') 'Hardcover'

THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBIT
By John D. Rateliff.

An exhaustive examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft and little-known illustrations and unpublished maps, along with a new edition of the classic work itself.

First published in 1938, "The Hobbit" is a story that "grew in the telling," and many characters and events in the published book are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads." For the first time, "The History of the Hobbit" reproduces the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, and includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit created by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how he came to revise the book in the years after publication to accommodate events in "The Lord of the Rings."

These two volumes are boxed together with a new edition of "The Hobbit" with a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece.

'BOXED' 'HARDCOVER' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0-261-10291-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10291-0
  • Bindery: Boxed ('Slipcased') 'Hardcover'

THE LANGUAGES OF TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE-EARTH
By Ruth S. Noel and John Howe.

This outstanding book details all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by hobbits, elves, and men of Middle-earth—a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.

'SOFTCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin)
  • ISBN: 0-395-29130-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-395-29130-6
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ESSAYS

Detailed examinations of the finer points of Tolkien's work, and its influence on literature, art, religion, and the world in general.

Editions of "Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on the History of Middle-Earth," J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment."

TOLKIEN'S LEGENDARIUM: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH (CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY)
By Verlyn Flieger (Editor), Carl F. Hostetter (Editor).

As a scholar of medieval languages and literature, J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his fiction an intense interest in myth and legend. When he died in 1973, he left behind a vast body of unpublished material related to his fictive mythology. Now edited and published as "The History of Middle-earth" by his son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, these 12 volumes provide a record of the growth of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology from its beginnings in 1917 to the time of his death more than 50 years later. The material in these volumes offers an unparalleled insight into Tolkien's process of myth-making and is a guide to the world of his literary works. This book is the first comprehensive critical examination of Christopher Tolkien's compilation of his father's Middle-earth legends. An opening essay by Rayner Unwin, Tolkien's publisher for many years, surveys the publication history of the collection. The essays that follow, each written by an expert contributor, explore a wide range of topics related to The History of Middle-earth. Included are discussions of Tolkien's languages, the evolution of his vision over time, the shifting importance of central characters, and the effect of his mythology on The Lord of the Rings. By exploring this mythological compendium, the volume sheds further light on the entire body of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and is a valuable resource for all readers interested in his writings.

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • ISBN: 0-313-30530-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-313-30530-6
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J.R.R. TOLKIEN ENCYCLOPEDIA: SCHOLARSHIP AND CRITICAL ASSESSMENT
By Michael D.C. Drout (Editor).

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field.

Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements—including his translations of medieval texts—teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created.

'HARDCOVER' EDITION

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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0-415-96942-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-415-96942-0
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