The Shaping of Middle-earth (History of Middle-earth #4)

The Shaping of Middle-earth (History of Middle-earth #4)

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by J.R.R. Tolkien

This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring.

The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world.

The fourth volume in The History of Middle-earth series, sure to find an eager audience among Tolkien scholars and devoted readers.