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The shaping of Middle-earth

the Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first map

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This edition published in by Houghton Mifflin in Boston.

Written in English

380 pages

In this truly indispensable reference, trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth -- Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J.R.R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the War of the Ring. This extraordinary book will be fascinating reading for those just entering this world -- and a delight for fans of this endlessly beloved land. - Back cover.

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The Shaping of Middle-Earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 4)
June 5, 2002, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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The Shaping of Middle-Earth

the Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first map

First published in 1986



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In this truly indispensable reference, trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth -- Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J.R.R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the War of the Ring. This extraordinary book will be fascinating reading for those just entering this world -- and a delight for fans of this endlessly beloved land. - Back cover.

The shaping of Middle-earth

the Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first map

This edition published in by Houghton Mifflin in Boston.


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Series
The History of Middle-earth ;

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6039.O32 S46 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
380 p. :
Number of pages
380

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2717170M
Internet Archive
shapingofmiddlee00tolk
ISBN 10
0395425018
LC Control Number
86010338
Library Thing
3203589
Goodreads
77679

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