William Morrow Paperbacks The Nature of MIddle-Earth
William Morrow Paperbacks The Nature of MIddle-Earth

The Nature of MIddle-Earth

By J.R.R. Tolkien


Publication Date: February 28, 2023

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The paperback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on the lands, inhabitants, and metaphysics of Middle-earth, perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.

It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954–5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973.For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation. From sweeping themes as profound as Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earthbound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards!This new collection—edited by Carl F. Hostetter, one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts—is a veritable treasure-trove offering readers a chance to peer over Professor Tolkien’s shoulder at the very moment of discovery: and on every page, Middle-earth is once again brought to extraordinary life.

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is best known as the creator of Middle-earth and author of the classic and extraordinary works of fiction, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. His books have been translated into 70 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. He died on 2 September 1973 at the age of 81.Carl F. Hostetter has for many years been one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts and respected head of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. He has worked as a Computer Engineer for NASA since 1985. He lives in Maryland, USA.Christopher Tolkien (1924–2020) was the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth, and The History of Middle-earth.

Format: Paperback

Length: 464 pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 28, 2023

ISBN: 9780063269606

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