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WHY WE LOVE MIDDLE-EARTH BY SHAWN E. MARCHESE AND ALAN SISTO

WHY WE LOVE MIDDLE-EARTH BY SHAWN E. MARCHESE AND ALAN SISTO

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For Fans of the Tales of Tolkien, Middle-earth, and More

"...a great resource for readers and film-viewers who are new to Tolkien and curious about all things Middle-earth.” —Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor and president of Signum University

#1 New Release in British & Irish Literary Criticism and Encyclopedias

Learn about the man who wrote The Lord of the Rings in this Middle-earth treasury. Full of answers to common questions asked by readers to learn about Middle-earth and the fandom, this book about Tolkien celebrates Why We Love Middle-earth

The Lord of the Rings omnibus for all. Who wrote The Lord of the Rings? What details are in the movies, books, and other stories—and how do they tie together? Intrigued by Amazon’s new show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power? What’s the story as Tolkien told it? Dive into Middle-earth’s expansive lore with Why We Love Middle-earth, a fandom book about Tolkien’s work.

The perfect companion for any Middle-earth traveler. Written by beloved Tolkien commenters of The Prancing Pony Podcast, Shawn E. Marchese and Alan Sisto, Why We Love Middle-earth is the ultimate guide to the fandom. Newcomers and existing fans of Tolkien will revel in the dragon’s hoard of information inside.

Inside, find:

  • A brief history of Tolkien’s creation of Middle-earth, including facts you likely never knew
  • A recommended reading order for Tolkien’s major works, and the reasoning behind it
  • An introduction to some of the real-world influences that inspired Tolkien
  • An overview of some of the most popular branches of the fandom, including adaptations, collecting, languages, and more

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