Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

The nature of Middle-earth : late writings on the lands, inhabitants, and metaphysics of Middle-earth / J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Carl F. Hostetter.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"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 collected 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 earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of NĂºmenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards! This new collection, which has been 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" -- Amazon.com
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 823.912 TOL 2021 (Text) 33892100751354 Adult New Books Book None 09/13/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358454601
  • ISBN: 0358454603
  • Physical Description: xxi, 440 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Time and ageing -- Part two. Body, mind and spirit -- Part three. The world, its lands, and its inhabitants -- Appendices.
Summary, etc.:
"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 collected 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 earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of NĂºmenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards! This new collection, which has been 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" -- Amazon.com
Subject: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 > Settings.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 > Characters.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) > Fiction.
Hobbits (Fictitious characters) > Fiction.
Elves > Fiction.

Additional Resources