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ISBN: 0345449762
Author: Robert Foster
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey; Revised edition (December 2001)
Pages: 569
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Tolkien's World From A To Z book.

Tolkien's World From A To Z book. Robert Foster's The Complete Guide to Middle Earth: From The Hobbit to the Silmarillion will give you just that, a comprehensive compilation of the people, places, events, etc as created by . This is very helpful for the reader who can't retain every single detail Tolkien packed into his books. An oh-so very helpful reference book for those who want to become a Middle Earth historian or perhaps an etymologist focusing on the Undying Lands. maybe a specialist in Numenor studies?

In fact, this book has no equals, and only two rivals: Tolkien's own indices, and Peter Kreeft's philosophical concordance found in "The Philosophy of Tolkien. I have only two critiques.

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Robert Foster's Tolkien's World From A to Z: The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth, has been around since 1974, when, Foster pointed out, The Silmarillion was published, rendering "Tolkien's mythopoesis. Of course, since that time, Tolkien's heirs have been mining his notes to produce the multi-volume "Histories of Middle Earth. Although many of the entries are single lines, they inevitably are cross referenced to other entries which will provide more information.

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Description: For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey–here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life. EVERY CHARACTER From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba–every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, or other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in proper place and time

Robert Foster (born 1949) is the author of The Complete Guide to Middle-earth which is looked highly upon by the Tolkien community. Tolkien: the Man and His Myth.

Robert Foster (born 1949) is the author of The Complete Guide to Middle-earth which is looked highly upon by the Tolkien community. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, also known as: The Guide to Middle-earth. The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: Tolkien's World from A to Z. The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond. Complete Guide to Middle Earth: From "the Hobbit" to "the Silmarillion".

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Almost twice the length of the original (573 pages vs. 292 pages), the 1978 version incorporates extensive entries related to The Silmarillion (1977)

For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey–here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life. EVERY CHARACTER From Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba–every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Orc, or other resident of Middle-earth is vividly described and accurately located in proper place and time. EVERY PLACE Colorfully detailed descriptions of geographical entries allow you to pick up the action anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through all five volumes. EVERY THING From stars and streams to food and flora, everything found in Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and, when necessary, cross-referenced.Here is truly a master key to Tolkeins Middle-earth

Comments:

Daiktilar
A must have for Tolkien fans.This alphabetical encyclopedia of characters and places from all of his stories is completely necessary for keeping track of the vast amount of characters( many with similar names) and complicated story. This book adds much backstory and development to the epic tale as well.A great companion to the books that will be most useful.
September
It is what it is, a guide/encyclopedia reference to the series.
If you are totally into Middle-Earth and don't already own it, this should make a fine addition to your collection.
I purchased it to "hopefully" help my middle school kid better understand and relate to this classic series as all he knows of them at this point are the movie versions. Not knocking the movies as they are all great entertainment and worth the watch but like all movies, great as they are, they are not the fully-fleshed-out literary works that I feel should be part of everyone's pleasure reading and literary education.
Ausstan
This is a revision of my original review, in which I gave it only 2 stars & compared it unfavorably to E.A. Tyler's "Complete Tolkien Companion." Foster's guide is based on the published JRRT works, while Tyler relies more heavily on Christopher Tolkien's multivolume "History of Middle Earth" & "Unfinished Tales" (UT). They're very different reference books, but both are a useful addition to the Tolkien fan's library. What do I like about Foster's book? Translations of most Quenya/Sindarin words & names (e.g., he translates "Ancalimë" as "great light" while Tyler's entry is silent as to its meaning), although some of them are a little tone-deaf. (At no time, in any of JRRT's philological essays on names, did "Galadriel" mean "lady of light.") An excellent chronology of the First Age (better than Tyler's, which would have made Elros & Elrond 17 years old - still very young children in Elvish terms - at the end of the FA). What do I not like? The entries are brief, & limited to the books published under JRRT's name. For example, Foster's bio of Galadriel is derived from what is said of her in the published "Silmarillion" & LOTR, while Tyler includes additional, albeit sometimes conflicting, information from JRRT's later essays as set out in UT. Foster has 2 entries for Glorfindel, indicating that they were 2 different Elves, while Tyler adheres to the theory that the Glorfindel who came to the aid of Frodo in Book I of LOTR was the same Glorfindel who was slain in the fall of Gondolin but had been reincarnated. My paperback edition of Tyler's book is also somewhat marred by typographical errors, especially in the genealogical tables of the Houses of Men in the Appendix. However, if you are as enthralled as I am by Tolkien's magnificent "legendarium," you'll want this in your library.
Haal
I think the best recommendation for this book comes from Christopher Tolkien. He said that from "frequent use" he found it to be "an admirable work of reference." (Unfinished Tales, p. 4).

I heartily concur. Having read the Pentalogue (Silmarillion-Hobbit-Lord of the Rings) twice, and this book clears up many of the obscure people, places, and events. Sometimes I have found the indices in "The Return of the King" to be wanting, or have wanted to have more of a dictionary- or cyclopedia-type entry. This book meets this need.

(In plain English, if you have a term paper to write, then get this book and save your grade.)

In fact, this book has no equals, and only two rivals: Tolkien's own indices, and Peter Kreeft's philosophical concordance found in "The Philosophy of Tolkien." (ISBN: 1586170252).

I have only two critiques. The first problem is that we have too many editions of Tolkien. We have no "Standard Text" with a universal pagination. This is really a problem that only the estate of JRR can solve. To his credit, Foster has a conversion formula on page 569, which is on some help. However, I still find myself flipping pages with my newer film tie-in editions.

Secondly, I would have like to have an enlarged edition of this book. I would keep the entries, but also expand them. Entries would include literary aspects of the characters, Christian symbolism of the characters, and also "behind the scenes" information form the 12 Lost Tales books and Tolkien's letters. (Such as the comments on Tom Bombadil. ) A model for this book is the Star Wars Databank web-page. This may require a multi-volume encyclopedia. So be it--Tolkien is worth it.

Until this big book get compiled, we can count upon Foster's book to do the job that we need it to do, and this is to enliven Tolkien's masterwork.
GAMER
If you find yourself floundering in a Tolkien text because of the nomenclature, or just want a useful tool to act as a quick reference, this book is totally for you!
Abuseyourdna
THE Middle Earth encyclopedia, beautifuly illustrated, and is in the same style and format as the other Ilustrated Tolkien classics by Houghton Mifflin(US versions) and Harper Collins(UK versions). Very highly recommended reference book for your Middle Earth collection:)
Malien
This is a great little Resource if you're just looking for some basic information on just about everything in the Tolkien universe. I especially like that he references where in the books you can find the information. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars (and I know this is a little nitpicky), is that I did find a few things missing. A couple of examples: Entwives, Black Breath. Both of these things I felt were significant enough to warrant an entry. However- I've used this guide many times, and enjoy it.
This hardback is perfect for Middle Earth fans who want to pick apart each detail, person, location and item that Tolkien went into great lengths to sometime overwhelmingly describe. This collective of terms is put together much like a reference encyclopedia, however it is well written and the hardback is beautifully illustrated. I own the paperback copy to carry around on the go, but the hardback is perfect to keep along side my Tolkien hardback collection.

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