The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

From The Hobbit Through The Lord of the Rings and Beyond

Foster, Robert, 1949-

Book - 1978
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
Random House, Inc.
For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, and for 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.

From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba–every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, or other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in proper place and time.

Colorfully detailed descriptions of geographical entries allow you to pick up the action anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through all five volumes.

From stars and streams to food and flora, everything found in Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and, when necessary, cross-referenced.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Highlighted by a new four-color map of Middle-earth, a literary guide to the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien 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, as well as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Blackwell North Amer
Foster set out to gather the disparate strands of Tolkien's published writings on Middle-earth into a single comprehensive volume. The result of that labor of love is The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: an invaluable supplement faithful in spirit and substance to the masterpieces that inspired it.
Whether you're a first-time reader interested in learning more or a devoted fan steeped in Tolkien-lore, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth contains everything you're looking for: from the origin of Middle-earth and its denizens in the myth-shrouded reaches of prehistory to the dawning of the First Age, when Sauron first enslaved himself to evil...from the forging of the Rings of Power in the Second Age, when a defeated Sauron rose once more to take a terrible vengeance, to the Third Age, wherein a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins takes upon his shoulders the fate of all the free peoples of Middle-earth. More than just an indispensable resource, this guide is the next best thing to having Tolkien himself at your side.

& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1978
ISBN: 0345465296
Branch Call Number: 823 Tolkien F
Characteristics: xvi, 569 p. ; 21 cm.


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