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eBook TOLKIEN: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia ePub

by Day

  • ISBN: 002031275X
  • Category: Mythology and Folk Tales
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Day
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction (October 20, 1992)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1877 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1756 kb
  • Other: rtf doc txt azw
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 169

Description

Tolkien, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia Hardcover – August 25, 2012. 1. If you are looking for a less punctilious Tolkien companion, you won't regret getting this book - it is beautiful and would serve as a good coffee table book.

Tolkien, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia Hardcover – August 25, 2012. by David Day (Author). Any inaccuracies you might come across are really niggling details. I am a purist, but not a perfectionist, and even the tightly-knit mythology of Tolkien canon has its small contentions. I doubt you'll notice and I know none of your house guests will.

The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology. More than five hundred alphabetical entries cover five major subject areas: history, geography, sociology, natural history and biography. The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology.

by. David Day (Goodreads Author). The maps, genealogies and time-charts, together with the illustra The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology.

This encyclopaedia offers guidance to Tolkien's world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands. It draws together every important aspect of his vast cosmology in over 500 alphabetic entries covering five subject areas - history, geography, sociology, natural history anad biography. ISBN13:9780020312758.

Tolkien the illustrated encyclopedia. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. The historical, geographical, sociological and biological evolution of Tolkien's world. Small splash mark to top of spine

Tolkien the illustrated encyclopedia. Tolkien; David Day. Illustrated by Ivan Allen; Sarah Ball; Liz Pyle; et al. Published by Michael Beazley Publishers. Small splash mark to top of spine. A few pale marks to endpapers.

AbeBooks The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology.

Day is entirely subjective, interposing his own interpretations and additions onto Tolkien's text. Tolkien's fans, who tend to have their own strongly-held opinions about such things, will most likely be annoyed, offended, or outraged

Day is entirely subjective, interposing his own interpretations and additions onto Tolkien's text. Tolkien's fans, who tend to have their own strongly-held opinions about such things, will most likely be annoyed, offended, or outraged. Fan fiction has its place, but not when it is marketed as a faithful representation of the original. Source(s): Beren · 1 decade ago.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Tolkien The Illustrated Encyclopaedia Day David . The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkiens vast cosmology.

The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkiens vast cosmology.

Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia. Published by Mitchell Beazley (1993). Tolkien - the Illustrated Encyclopedia. DAVID DAY. Published by Bounty Books (2002). ISBN 10: 1857323467 ISBN 13: 9781857323467. ISBN 10: 0753705605 ISBN 13: 9780753705605.

This encyclopaedia offers guidance to Tolkien's world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands. It draws together every important aspect of his vast cosmology in over 500 alphabetic entries covering five subject areas - history, geography, sociology, natural history anad biography. By drawing on Tolkien's works, the entries are intended to offer readers a detailed background to the characters and creatures of his extraordinary imagination.

Comments

dermeco dermeco
I own Foster's reference and JEA Tyler's newest edition. Both books are comprehensive, and especially in Foster's case, generally accepted as accurate - Christopher Tolkien acknowledges both authors. I strongly recommend those 2 books.

This book is quite different, and its presentation is a refreshing change. Along with compelling images, the tome is sectioned by topic: first history, then geography to biographies and so on. Entries are then presented in alphabetical order for each topic. This means when you wish to look up Arnor, it isn't surrounded by dozens Ar* entries with all the many rulers that were named after the kingdom.

There are 2 reasons I see to purchase this book.

1. If you are looking for a less punctilious Tolkien companion, you won't regret getting this book - it is beautiful and would serve as a good coffee table book. Any inaccuracies you might come across are really niggling details. This is clearly evidenced by some of the other reviews here. I am a purist, but not a perfectionist, and even the tightly-knit mythology of Tolkien canon has its small contentions. I doubt you'll notice and I know none of your house guests will.

2. I maintain this is the perfect companion for a first read of the Silmarillion, which can be dense to get through. (I wish I had had it next to me) Although Foster's and Tyler's books have more detailed entries, it is an exercise in page flipping to make sense of the dozens of names and places coming at you. This book explains the relevant timelines and relationships in a simple, chronological way. The use of flowcharting and other diagramatical techniques give much of the details here a new slant.
Ganthisc Ganthisc
I got this as a gift for a friend of mine. I owned my own copy when i was kid and loved it. I know much of this information is now on the web for free but the great illustrations and the organization that the Encyclopedia has can only be experienced in a print format. Yes for the quick fact look up the web is better, but for someone looking to explore the Tolkien world as a whole this is a great reference resource.
Bumand Bumand
I am biased here. I like anything that digs into Tolkien's world. This is a good book for that. Lots of information here at your finger tips. It's a must have for any fan of the man's work.
Zinnthi Zinnthi
I bought this book as a birthday gift for someone who is not a huge fan of in-depth reading but who none the less appreciates illustrations with information. The book was a big hit, it is arranged as a standard encyclopedia A-Z, with information and many accompanying illustrations making it an entertaining read as well as informative.
Truthcliff Truthcliff
I love this book. Great pictures. Well worth the price
Bolv Bolv
I'm enjoying this book. I've been a collector of Tolkien for a long time but there is so much it is hard to remember everything so I've found this book very helpful to refresh my memory on what I've already read and how it fits the whole scheme of things.
Mezilabar Mezilabar
completing a collection of Tolkien's works
Great