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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion

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** The missing part of [[Letter to Milton Waldman|Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman]], regarding the events of [[The Lord of the Rings]], previously unpublished in the UK.
 
** The missing part of [[Letter to Milton Waldman|Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman]], regarding the events of [[The Lord of the Rings]], previously unpublished in the UK.
 
** 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.
 
** 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.
* The Scheme used by Tolkien to summarise the events of March 3018, including new contents (like [[Sauron]] slaying [[Shagrat]]).
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** The Scheme used by Tolkien to summarise the events of March 3018, including new contents (like [[Sauron]] slaying [[Shagrat]]).
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]", in particular ''The Hunt for the Ring: Time Scheme - Black Riders'' and other manuscripts and drafts, and "[[Index questions]]"
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]", in particular ''The Hunt for the Ring: Time Scheme - Black Riders'' and other manuscripts and drafts, and "[[Index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

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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, 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.

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  • Rare or previously unpublished content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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