This is the seventh volume of "The History of Middle-Earth". The story reaches the beginning of "The Lord of the Rings" and ends at the point where the author halted in the story as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria.
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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwideFrom Library Journal:
Collectively, these volumes are marketed as "The History of The Lord of the Rings" and tell alternate stories of the siege of Middle-earth and Sauron's defeat.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0044403968