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on 1 April 2014
In the second volume of the History of Middle-earth, Christopher Tolkien explores the first initial drafts of the Lord of the Rings and its subsequent plot developments.

This was fascinating reading, for example to discover that it was Bingo, not Frodo, the initial ring-bearer as well as other sometimes major name changes or plots which got chopped out during editing. Where the first volume concerned the First Age and The Silmarillion stories - and, truth be told, was quite heavy reading sometimes - this volume focuses wholly on the Lord of the Rings, so people who are new to Middle-earth or have just read The Hobbit, or Lord of the Rings, will thoroughly enjoy this.
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on 3 February 2018
excellent huge book. Learn how Frodo started out as Bingo, and Aragorn was Trotter, a Hobbit with wooden shoes ! The only thing that slows down the reading is the weight of the book (1500 pages plus) but excellent value all the same
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on 7 July 2014
One of the Three Volumes of "the History of Middle-Earth", to be able to at last grasp the whole work of Tolkien to build his colossal cycle of the Middle-Earth, to discover other tales about Tolkien's universe, another way than 'The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", and"The Silmarillion".
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on 16 October 2017
Got this a present for my Tolkien mad hubby and he loved it! A great service so thanks you!
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on 2 April 2014
Compact edition, beautifully done...and the greatest author of all times...what to say more ? I can only recommend this edition to all Tolkien lovers
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on 28 March 2016
Excellent quality and delivery. Top notch.
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on 21 August 2015
As described and expected!!
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on 21 February 2015
Once the damaged one was replaced-great
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on 16 March 2015
Really good - finishes of the set
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on 23 September 2017
Excellent lovely book
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