The Magical Worlds of Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts behind the Masterpiece

The Magical Worlds of Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts behind the Masterpiece

by David Colbert

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The Magical Worlds of Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts behind the Masterpiece by David Colbert

The author who revealed the myths behind J.K. Rowling's creatures now tackles literature's most beloved epic fantasy, by bringing to light the legends that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien-and answering pertinent questions ranging from "Why do Hobbits live in holes?" to "When in the world is Middle-earth?"

This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with The Lord of the Rings book or movie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425187715
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Formerly a head writer of television's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and an editorial director of HarperCollins, David Colbert is also the author of the Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries.

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