A “treasure trove” of previously unseen writings by “The Hobbit” author J.R.R. Tolkien exploring Middle-earth will be released on June 24 next year, publishing house HarperCollins has confirmed.
The collection, which is titled “The Nature of Middle-earth,” will “transport readers back to the world of ‘The Lord of the Rings,'” the publisher said.
Tolkien’s beloved books are international bestsellers in more than 70 languages, and have been turned into multibillion-dollar movie trilogies.
HarperCollins shared, “It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published ‘The Hobbit’ in1937 and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in 1954. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973.”
The collection will explore a range of fantastical themes, including Elvish immortality and reincarnation and the geography of the settings of some of Tolkien’s most famed fantasy epics.