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THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH

by Christopher Tolkien


"One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation." — Publishers Weekly

Written by the author's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, this twelve-volume account of the origins and evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth provides an invaluable resource for those who wish to explore Tolkien's creation in greater depth.


The History of the Lord of the Rings
The History of the Lord of the Rings, a four-volume subset of The History of Middle-earth, examines the creation of that epic from its inception to its finished form. Early drafts and unpublished passages by Tolkien are at the core of these books and combine with an exclusive focus on The Lord of the Rings to make a perfect introduction to the series.



The complete twelve-volume series includes:

The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 1)

The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 2)

The Lays of Beleriand, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 3)

The Shaping of Middle-earth, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 4)

The Lost Road and Other Writings, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 5)

The Return of the Shadow, The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 6)

The Treason of Isengard, The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 7)

The War of the Ring, The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Three: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 8)

Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age, The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Four: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 9)

Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 10)

The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 11)

The Peoples of Middle-earth, The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 12)


Please find a complete description of the series in our online catalog.