From Library Journal
This volume in the History of Middle-earth presents the earliest version of the Silmarillion as well as the "Quenta," which further develops this material. The "Annals" are a chronological presentation of the major events in Tolkien's vast mythology. There is also a copy of the earliest map Tolkien created of Middle-earth. Original material is followed by copious annotations relating each part to the others as well as to material presented in other volumes. This collection will be most useful to scholars interested in tracing the development of Tolkien's work. A small group of serious and sophisticated fans of fantasy may also be interested. Suggested for comprehensive literature collections. Beth Ann Mills, New Rochelle P.L., N.Y.
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'Illustrates the development, depth and richness of J R R Tolkien's personal mythology' Vector
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