November 15, 2004
7.8 X 1.3 X 9.7 inches | 3.25 pounds
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About the Author
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN (1924-2020) was the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.
A native of Goderich, Ontario, Ted Nasmith spent much of his young life on the move and lived for three years in France. He has illustrated several Tolkien calendars and Robert Foster's Complete Guide to Middle-earth but is perhaps best known for his work on The Silmarillion.
"A creation of singular beauty... magnificent in its best moments" The Washington Post "A great and transcending romance of love and war and adventures." Los Angeles Times "Heart-lifting... a work of power, eloquence, and noble vision.... Superb!" The Wall Street Journal