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* Rare or previously unpublished content
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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).
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** Part of [[Milton Waldman 1951|Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman]], previously unpublished in the UK.
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** 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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** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]" and "[[Index questions]]"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
* 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* Part of Tolkien’s 1951 letter to [[Milton Waldman]], previously unpublished in the UK.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
 
* Brief references to illustrations, maps, and earlier versions of the text
 
* References to people, places, and events that appear in other books by Tolkien
 
* References to people, places, and events that appear in other books by Tolkien

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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
FormatHardcover with dustjacket
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.

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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