The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies
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Part I: The Geography of Middle-earth.
Chapter 1: The Worlds of Middle-earth.
Chapter 2: The Lands of Middle-earth and Beyond.
Part II: The Beings of Middle-earth.
Chapter 3: The Divine Ainur.
Chapter 4: The Fair Race of Elves.
Chapter 5: The Mortal Race of Men.
Chapter 6: The Hardy Race of Dwarves.
Chapter 7: Those Homespun Hobbits.
Chapter 8: The Wily Wizards.
Chapter 9: Beorn, Tom Bombadil, and Treebeard.
Chapter 10: The Enemy and His Minions.
Part III: The History of Middle-earth.
Chapter 11: The Valarian Ages.
Chapter 12: The First Three Ages and Then Some.
Part IV: The Languages of Middle-earth.
Chapter 13: Tolkien and Language.
Chapter 14: The Tongues of Tolkien.
Part V: The Themes and Mythology of Middle-earth.
Chapter 15: The Struggle Between Good and Evil.
Chapter 16: Immortality and Death.
Chapter 17: The Heroic Quest.
Chapter 18: Chivalry and True Love.
Chapter 19: Fate and Free Will.
Chapter 20: Faith and Redemption.
Chapter 21: Ring-related Myths.
Chapter 22: Ecological Themes.
Chapter 23: Sex and Gender.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Top Ten Battles in the War of the Ring.
Chapter 25: Top Ten Online Middle-earth Resources.
Chapter 26: Top Ten Ways the “Lord of the Rings” Books Differ from the Movies.