The Lord Of The Rings: A Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary Edition by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord Of The Rings: A Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord Of The Rings: A Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary Edition

byJ.R.R. Tolkien

Hardcover | September 22, 2014

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A unique companion to The Lord of the Rings which relates the textual history of the Nation's Favourite Read; with a previously unpublished Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings, written by Tolkien himself.

In The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion internationally acclaimed scholars Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull examine Tolkien's masterpiece chapter by chapter, offering expert insights into its evolution, structure, and meaning. They discuss in close detail important literary and historical influences on the development of The Lord of the Rings, connections between that work and other writings by Tolkien, errors and inconsistencies, significant changes to the text during its fifty years of publication, archaic and unusual words used by Tolkien, and words and passages in his invented languages of Middle-earth. Thousands of notes, keyed to standard editions of The Lord of the Rings but universally accessible, reveal the richness and complexity of one of the most popular works of fiction in our time.

In addition to their own expertise and that of other scholars and critics, Hammond and Scull frequently draw upon comments by Tolkien himself, made in letters to family, friends, and enthusiasts, in draft texts of The Lord of the Rings, and in works written in later years which amplify or illuminate characters and events in the story. Extensive reference is made also to writings by Tolkien not previously or widely published, including elaborate time-schemes, an unfinished manuscript index to The Lord of the Rings, and most notably, the important Nomenclature or guide to names in The Lord of the Rings prepared for the use of translators, long out of print and now newly transcribed and printed in its entirety.

With these resources at hand, even the most seasoned reader of The Lord of the Rings will come to a greater enjoyment and appreciation of Tolkien's magnificent achievement.

Henry Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York. He had a variety of jobs as a young man, including several years working for the Western Union Telegraph Company. During this time, encouraged by June Mansfield Smith, the second of his five wives, Miller began to write. Aside from articles, stories for pulp magazines and prose poems, Miller...
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Title:The Lord Of The Rings: A Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:976 pages, 9.13 × 6.25 × 1.5 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:000755690X

ISBN - 13:9780007556908

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply wonderful Incredible read. Extra facts from the series.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Companion This book is simply incredible. In fact, it comes with some editions of The Lord of the Rings. So, the fact it comes in the same set as the three Lord of the Rings volumes tells you something right there.Rather than featuring an 'annotated' Lord of the Rings, this book was published full of useful information. Definitely recommended to be used as you re-read The Lord of the Rings, as it provides some great info.
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