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The Journeys of Frodo Paperback – January 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0261102672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0261102675
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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'A handy volume! a good guide to Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings readers! a painstaking and successful achievement.' Amon Hen, The Bulletin of the Tolkien Society

About the Author

Barbara Strachey created these maps out of a life-long admiration of Tolkien's book and a perceived need for detailed maps. They long ago gained the status as the definitive maps of the journey.

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Great companion to The Lord of The Rings.
Moe Priell
I have it on good authority that large, framed prints of her maps can be seen in the study at Bag End.
Drogo Moss
It does not go into detail about before or after the book.
Peter Deadman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By anon2001 on September 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I was very pleased to see this book still available.
My own copy was bought back in 1981 and I have cherished
it. Barbara Strachey obviously did an enormous amount of
careful research to produce this book and it shows. The
look and feel is also consistent with Tolkien's own maps
of Middle Earth. LOTR is a long and complex story and
these maps and chronology are a wonderful companion to
the text.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Diana Poskrop on September 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
A meticulously researched collection of 50 maps following, not just Frodo's, but all the journeys accounted for in Lord of the Rings. The author even includes phases of the moon which, as any Hobbit knows, at times figure strongly in the story. Some may find it dry; however, the author doesn't pretend this book to be anything other than she claims it to be: maps. Clear, easy to follow, painstakingly detailed maps. Since I have trouble visualizing settings, this book has been a godsend! The first time I read 'Return of the King' I was lost -- so very, very lost. I couldn't figure out where anyone was! JOURNEYS OF FRODO brought all the battles to life for me.
JOF might not be for everyone, but if its description sounds as though it might be useful to you, it will be!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian Libby on August 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
If anyone wants to see a real example of what is meant by a "labor of love," get this book. How this elderly Englishwoman with no cartographic training produced these excellent maps is truly a wonder. She pondered every phrase, every word that Tolkien wrote and came up with maps that fully account for all of LOTR, and she corrects some of Tolkien's inconsistencies (which were inevitable in so large a work as LOTR.) The accompanying commentary is valuable and interesting. I recommend this work with the utmost enthusiasm to all frieds of Middle Earth.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
Let me first say this: I got this book from my father, about fifteen years ago. So it may have been edited and enhanced since then. But I must say that this book is a great companion while reading LOTR and travelling with The Fellowship. I really have used it a lot and enjoyed it. The author has digged deep into Tolkien's detailed descriptions and much of the geographical issues have been very much clearer to me since I consulted "The Journeys...". My edition is black and white, but that doesn't matter. What is important is the information, not the presentation. Some drawbacks though: In my edition there is no "overview" that makes it clear how the different maps fit together. This makes it a bit hard as the scale varies largely. There are no references, as is usual in ordinary road maps, how to go from one map to another, if you do not follow the story. And there is no searchable index for names of places and such. If this is added in later editions, the book deserves five stars, absolutely.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME on May 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is an atlas of 51 maps covering Frodo and friends' journey to Mordor and back and serves as an ideal geographical companion to The Lord Of The Rings. The maps are drawn in red and black at various scales, based on Tolkien's descriptions and measurements and on the original maps. On the facing page each map has extensive notes to explain special points and to provide references for the information that was used. The places where the travellers slept are also marked and the day of each day's journey provided, according to the Hobbit calendar. In addition, symbols showing the phases of the moon are provided. The frontispiece has a map of a part of north-west Middle Earth with a guide to the map symbols which are roads, path, causeway, routes off roads, routes on roads, routes on rivers, fortified hedges, hedges, marshes, beacons, woods, pine forests, buildings and contours. Isengard an the city of Minas Tirith with its seven walls are clearly drawn and the last map is of the Shire and the Grey Havens. Using this book while reading o re-reading The Lord Of The Rings will give the reader a more vivid idea of Middle Earth. I recommend this atlas to all Tolkien completists and to those who would like to know more of the epic journey while reading his masterpiece.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is, without a doubt, the most accurate description of Frodo's travels in LOTR. A must have for all fans of the series
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