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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion

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** 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.
 
** The Scheme used by Tolkien to summarise the events of March 3018, including new contents.
** Several early versions, drafts and schemes of The Lord of the Rings, most of them unpublished in [[The History of the Lord of the Rings]].
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** Several early versions, drafts and schemes of The Lord of the Rings, most of them unpublished in [[The History of The Lord of the Rings]].
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]", in particular [[The Hunt for the Ring|''The Hunt for the Ring: Time Scheme - Black Riders'']] and other missing manuscripts or drafts.  
 
** Formerly unpublished parts of "[[The Hunt for the Ring]]", in particular [[The Hunt for the Ring|''The Hunt for the Ring: Time Scheme - Black Riders'']] and other missing manuscripts or drafts.  
 
** "[[Index questions]]", a formerly unpublished index of characters and places in The Lord of the Rings.
 
** "[[Index questions]]", a formerly unpublished index of characters and places in The Lord of the Rings.

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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, 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  • Rare or previously unpublished content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
  • Notes on significant changes on dates and events during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, or in different editions
  • 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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