David Day - A Guide To Tolkien (2nd Hand Paperback)
With introduction & chronology.
Full of beautiful illustrations, this book is an indispensable guide to the rich mythical world of Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands.
Arranged in a handy A-Z format, this book explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands and is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them.
The artwork provides another interesting component. Illustrations, from pencil drawings to elaborate paintings, appear on almost every other page. They all look terrific and integrate well with the text, but also give an interesting perspective. With so many art styles, readers get to see how various artists portray Middle-Earth and its inhabitants, showing just how versatile Tolkien's fantasy world is.
- Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Reference Books
- Published : 1979 (This Edition 2001 - Chancellor Press)
- ISBN : 9780753705629
- SKU : B000905
- PPC : LL400gm
- RRP : £6.99
- Quantity Available : 2 (Both Very Good).
"I may love Tolkien’s worlds, but my knowledge isn’t encyclopaedic. I didn’t read this cover to cover - I’m sure some people would, but it’s not the kind of thing I enjoy - but it strikes me as a good encyclopaedia for the world (less a dictionary, I think: it’s not just about the etymology and meaning of words, or even mostly) and a good reference, especially for those who find things like genealogies and far off cities difficult . . . Just flicking through it, I’d find myself drawn in and reading an entry or two in whole: the one on dragons spans several pages, for example. It covers a lot of the more obscure stuff, from The Silmarillion and beyond." - Goodreads Review.
David Day was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on October 14, 1947. He worked in logging camps before receiving a degree from the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Victoria in 1976. He has written over 40 books of poetry, ecology, history, fantasy, mythology, and fiction for both adults and children. His first collection of poems, The Cowichan, was published in 1975. His other books include A Tolkien Bestiary, The Doomsday Book of Animals, Castles, The Emperor's Panda, The Quest for King Arthur, Nevermore: A Book of Hours, and Tolkien: A Dictionary.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Featured Author . . . J.R.R. Tolkien
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