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The Illustrated World of Tolkien The Second Age

David Day

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Cassell
12 September 2023
Series: Tolkien
This volume is an in-depth and exquisitely illustrated guide to the Second Age of Middle-earth, one of the least-explored periods of Arda's history.

The Illustrated World of Tolkien: The Second Age, is the follow up companion to the best-selling The Illustrated World of Tolkien, and gathers together artwork, charts, and fascinating and scholarly writing from renowned Tolkien expert David Day. Exploring the languages, poetry and elements of the heroic ages of Norse, Greek and Roman mythologies that may have influenced Tolkien's writing, it is a reference guide for any fan of Tolkien's work, Tolkien's world and the imaginative brilliance his vision inspired.

The Second Age is made up of two great narrative channels: on the one hand the rise and cataclysmic downfall of the island-kingdom of Numenor and its aftermath, and on the other the forging of the Rings of Power and the rise to power of the new dark lord.

Tolkien's sources for his Second Age are, of course, as rich and varied as ever and this book delves into some of these influences and shows how the power of Tolkien's imagination is manifest even in the lesser-known parts of his legendarium.

This work is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
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Imprint:   Cassell
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 198mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   1.096kg
ISBN:   9781788404174
ISBN 10:   1788404173
Series:   Tolkien
Pages:   288
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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