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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion

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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
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AuthorWayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
PublisherHarperCollins (UK) & Houghton Mifflin (US)
ReleasedDecember 2005 (1ed), 2008 (1st rev ed), 2014 (2nd rev ed)
FormatHardcover with dustjacket (1ed, 2nd rev ed), Paperback (1st rev ed)
Pages894 (1ed, 1st rev ed, 2nd rev ed)
ISBN0618642676 978-0618642670 (1ed), 0007270607 978-000727606 (1st rev ed), 000755690X 978-0007556908 (2nd rev ed)
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.

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  • Rare or previously unpublished content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

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