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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion

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| author=[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]
 
| author=[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]
| isbn=0618642676 978-0618642670 (1ed), 0007270607 978-000727606 (1st rev ed), 000755690X 978-0007556908 (2nd rev ed)
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| publisher=[[HarperCollins]] (UK) & [[Houghton Mifflin]] (US)
 
| publisher=[[HarperCollins]] (UK) & [[Houghton Mifflin]] (US)
| date=December 2005 (1ed), 2008 (1st rev ed), 2014 (2nd rev ed)
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| date=December 2005
| pages=894 (1ed, 1st rev ed, 2nd rev ed)
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| pages=894
| format=Hardcover with dustjacket (1ed, 2nd rev ed), Paperback (1st rev ed)
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| format=Hardcover with dustjacket, Paperback  
 
}}'''''The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion''''' by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] is considered one of the greatest recent secondary works about [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.
 
}}'''''The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion''''' by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] is considered one of the greatest recent secondary works about [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.
  
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** A newly transcribed version of ''Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings''. Another version of this was published as ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings]]'' in [[A Tolkien Compass]] (1975).
 
** A newly transcribed version of ''Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings''. Another version of this was published as ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings]]'' in [[A Tolkien Compass]] (1975).
 
** Part of [[Letter to Milton Waldman|Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman]], previously unpublished in the UK.
 
** Part of [[Letter to Milton Waldman|Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman]], previously unpublished in the UK.
** A reproduction of a manuscript page showing a a synoptic time scheme used while writing The Lord of the Rings.  It summarizes the movements of characters between the 8th and the 12th of March.
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** A reproduction of a manuscript page showing a synoptic time scheme used while writing The Lord of the Rings.  It summarizes the movements of characters between the 8th and the 12th of March.
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]" and "[[Index questions]]"
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]" and "[[Index questions]]"
 
* Notes on significant changes made by the author and by [[Christopher Tolkien]] after his father's death
 
* Notes on significant changes made by the author and by [[Christopher Tolkien]] after his father's death

Latest revision as of 17:44, 7 September 2017

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
The Lord of the Rings - A Reader's Companion.jpg
AuthorWayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
PublisherHarperCollins (UK) & Houghton Mifflin (US)
ReleasedDecember 2005
FormatHardcover with dustjacket, Paperback
Pages894
ISBN0618642676
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull is considered one of the greatest recent secondary works about J.R.R. Tolkien's world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.

[edit] Contents

  • Rare or previously unpublished content
  • Notes on significant changes made by the author and by Christopher Tolkien after his father's death
  • Brief references to illustrations, maps, and earlier versions of the text
  • References to people, places, and events that appear in other books by Tolkien
  • Explanations of archaic and unusual words
  • Translations and primers on how to use Tolkien's invented languages

[edit] External links