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'''The Lord fo 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|Tolkien]]'s world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.
 
  
  
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'''The Lord fo the Rings: A Reader's Companion''' by  is considered one of the greatest recent secondary works about [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.
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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
Pages894
ISBN0618642676


The Lord fo the Rings: A Reader's Companion by is considered one of the greatest recent secondary works about Tolkien's world. The book contains rare Tolkien-related extracts, poems, letters, manuscripts, interviews, as well as brand new material.


Contents

  • Notes on significant changes made by the author and by Christopher Tolkien after his father's death
  • A newly transcribed version of The Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings. Another version of this was published as Guide to Names in The Lord of the Rings in A Tolkien Compass (1975).
  • Part of Tolkien’s 1951 letter to Milton Waldman, previously unpublished in the UK.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.
  • 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