The Peoples of Middle-earth Paperback / softback
Part of the The History of Middle-earth series
The concluding volume of The History of Middle-earth series, which examines the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings. The Peoples of Middle-earth traces the evolution of the Appendices to The Lord of The Rings, which provide a comprehensive historical structure of the Second and Third Ages, including Calendars, Hobbit genealogies and the Westron language.
The book concludes with two unique abandoned stories: The New Shadow, set in Gondor during the Fourth Age, and the tale of Tal-elmar, in which the coming of the dreaded Numenorean ships is seen through the eyes of men of Middle-earth in the Dark Years. With the publication of this book, the long history of J.R.R.
Tolkien's creation is completed and the enigmatic state of his work can be understood.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 512 pages, Index
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 18/08/1997
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780261103481