Tolkien : a dictionary

Published 2013
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"J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with details-and so unique-that it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was working on the Oxford English Dictionary. Inside, you'll find a chronology of Tolkien's life, along with a short biography and an explanation of his writings. Then flip through the dictionary to discover terms like Aglarond, the great caverns beneath Helm's Deep, or the Black Riders and the mystery surrounding them-among many other terms. This companion serves as a terrific resource for all those in love with Middle Earth and its inhabitants. Luxurious rich brown flexibound cover. Perfect for Tolkien fans, linguists, or anyone prone to fantasy. Tolkien: A Dictionary is a beautiful addition to any home library, and makes a great conversation piece. "-- Provided by publisher.

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"First published by Mitchell Beazley, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd as A Guide to Tolkien. Some or all of the material in this book originally appeared in A-Z of Tolkien, The Tolkien Bestiary and/or The Tolkien Encyclopedia published by Octopus Publishing Group 1979, 1991, 1993. Produced by Bounty Books, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, . . . London" -- Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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