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"...a great book...helps readers make sense of the creatures, language, geography and richly-detailed history of Middle earth..." (Shields Gazette, Dec 03)

"...a mine of information?a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the epic tales of the four ages of Middle earth..." (Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post, Dec 03)

From the Back Cover

Demystifies key players, their relationships, and their motivations

Understand the mythology, characters, and themes of Middle-earth

Don't know Gollum from Gandalf? This plain-English guide helps you make sense of the creatures, language, geography, and richly detailed history of the fascinating world of Middle-earth. From the Shire to Mount Doom, from the hobbits to the Ringwraiths, you'll discover the varied sources and inspirations behind Tolkien's stories and comprehend the meanings that lie beneath the surface.

Discover:

  • The differences between the books and the movies
  • The historical background of Middle-earth
  • The origins of Tolkien's mythology in European folklore
  • Middle-earth's diverse languages
  • Why the Elves were Tolkien's favorites

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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