The History of Middle-earth (Boxed Set 4): Morgoth’s Ring, The War of the Jewels, The Peoples of Middle-earth & Index (The History of Middle-earth)

by Christopher Tolkien

On Sale: 10/29/2024

The History of Middle-earth (Boxed Set 4): Morgoth’s Ring, The War of the Jewels, The Peoples of Middle-earth & Index (The History of Middle-earth)

by Christopher Tolkien

On Sale: 10/29/2024

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About the Book

Fourth in a series of hardcover boxed sets celebrating the literary achievement of Christopher Tolkien, featuring double-sided dustjackets. Set 4 contains Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels, The Peoples of Middle-earth and The History of Middle-earth Index.

Morgoth's Ring is the first of two companion volumes documenting the later writing of The Silmarillion. The text of the Annals of Aman, the ‘Blessed Land’ in the far West, is given in full; while further writings reveal the nature of the problems that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology.

The War of the Jewels continues the account of the later history of The Silmarillion, as the story returns to Middle-earth, and the ruinous conflict of the High Elves and the Men who were their allies with the power of the Dark Lord.

The Peoples of Middle-earth is this capstone to Tolkien's history of Middle-earth, presenting a chronology of the later Ages, the Hobbit genealogies, and the Western language or Common Speech. Here too are valuable writings from Tolkien's last years: "The New Shadow," in Gondor of the Fourth Age, and" Tal-elmar," the tale of the coming of the Númenórean ships.

The History of Middle-earth Index This companion edition to the twelve-volume History now brings together all of the indexes in one place, and provides the reader with an invaluable sourcebook to all the peoples, places and other significant entries from The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings which appear in The History of Middle-earth.

Published together for the first time, these four books collect a fascinating period of Christopher Tolkien’s forty-year career devoted to presenting his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on Middle-earth, a unique accomplishment that celebrates the greatest invented world in all of fantasy literature.

Critical Praise

‘One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s labour.’ <i>Publishers Weekly</i>

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008669393
  • ISBN 10: 0008669392
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/29/2024
  • Pages: 1600
  • List Price:170.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Fantasy / Military
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Classics

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