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The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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'''The Complete Guide to Middle-earth''' is a reference book for the fictional universe of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Middle-earth]], compiled and edited by [[Robert Foster]].
 
'''The Complete Guide to Middle-earth''' is a reference book for the fictional universe of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Middle-earth]], compiled and edited by [[Robert Foster]].
  
Originally published before the publication of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' the first edition contained only ''[[Lord of the Rings]]''-only information. In 1977, a new edition containing Silmarillion material was published soon after. It is generally recognised as excellent reference book on the subject. However, as it does not include info on post-Silmarillion material (i.e. [[Unfinished Tales]] and [[The History of Middle-earth]] series), in points it is in error.
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Originally published before the publication of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' the first edition contained only ''[[Lord of the Rings]]''-only information. In 1977, a new edition containing Silmarillion material was published soon after. It is generally recognised as excellent reference book on the subject.  
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However, as it still does not include info on post-Silmarillion material (i.e. [[Unfinished Tales]] and [[The History of Middle-earth]] series), in points it is outdated or in error.
  
 
A revised edition was published in 2001 in time for [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] (ISBN 0345449762).
 
A revised edition was published in 2001 in time for [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] (ISBN 0345449762).

Revision as of 15:25, 30 July 2008

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
Cover of The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
AuthorRobert Foster
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
ReleasedSeptember 2003
FormatHardcover
Pages569
ISBN0345465296

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth is a reference book for the fictional universe of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, compiled and edited by Robert Foster.

Originally published before the publication of The Silmarillion the first edition contained only Lord of the Rings-only information. In 1977, a new edition containing Silmarillion material was published soon after. It is generally recognised as excellent reference book on the subject.

However, as it still does not include info on post-Silmarillion material (i.e. Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth series), in points it is outdated or in error.

A revised edition was published in 2001 in time for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings (ISBN 0345449762).