Archives For Middle Earth



Today marks the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s death.

In honor of his life and work, we offer this reading guide to his works that flesh out the history and culture of Middle Earth, beyond the familiar Lord of the Rings Series.

How deeply have you read about Middle Earth beyond The Lord of the Rings? 


1) [easyazon_link identifier=”0544338014″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Silmarillion[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1587433001″ locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”” width=”222″ alt=”Matthew Dickerson – A Hobbit Journey”]Tolkien’s Theme:
The Tale Goes Ever On and On

A Review of

A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth

Matthew Dickerson

Paperback: Brazos, 2012.
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Reviewed by Timothy Stege.


The Christmas season is always a time of anticipation, and for lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, this holiday season holds yet another reason to countdown the days in December: the release of the ?rst installment of The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson. I haven’t needed a calendar to mark the approach of the release date; several days a week I walk past a bookstore in downtown Chicago on my way to work and watch as the Hobbit-themed merchandise takes up more shelf, table, and window space as the day draws nearer. In addition to various versions of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and other Tolkien works, you can get bobble head Gollums, Bilbo Baggins action ?gures, and plastic light-up Sting swords. There are, of course, multiple books capitalizing on the new ?lm that present themselves as companions or guides to Tolkien’s story and Jackson’s adaptation.


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