Author(s): David Day
"We wants it, we needs it. Must have the Precious." 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 as his. 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. A Dictionary of Tolkien is a beautiful addition to any home library, and makes a great conversation piece. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Full of beautiful illustrations, Tolkien: A Dictionary is an indispensible guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.
David Day was born and brought up in Canada. He has published more than twenty books in the fields of poetry, ecology, natural history, fantasy and mythology and a number of award-winning children's books. His writing has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. His enduring fascination with complex mythologies led him to J.R.R. Tolkien.