For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The COMPLETE TOLKIEN COMPANION explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS but also THE SIMARILLION and many other posthumously published works. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.
An author and journalist specializing in music, historical biography, archeology, and anthropology, J.E.A. Tyler's other books include The Beatles: An Illustrated Record (1974) and I Hate Rock and Roll (1983).