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The History of Middle-earth

Part 3

By (author) Christopher Tolkien
Original author J. R. R. Tolkien
Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Published: 2nd Dec 2002
Dimensions: w 149mm h 227mm d 49mm
Weight: 1190g
ISBN-10: 0007149174
ISBN-13: 9780007149179
Barcode No: 9780007149179
Synopsis
A new one-volume edition of the final three books in The History of Middle-earth - designed to perfectly complement Parts I & II. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of 12 books, The History of Middle-earth. This hardback edition brings together the final three volumes of The History of Middle-earth - Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels and The Peoples of Middle-earth. Epic in scope and extent, and featuring rare maps and illustrations drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, this final volume of the trilogy presents the reader with a unique opportunity to collect the complete set of The Complete History of Middle-earth in an attractive and lasting edition.

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`One marvels anew at the depth, breadth and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labour. No one sympathetic to his aims - the invention of a secondary universe - will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation.'
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