The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
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|The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion|
|Author||Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull|
|Publisher||HarperCollins (UK) & Houghton Mifflin (US)|
|Format||Hardcover with dustjacket, Paperback|
- Rare or previously unpublished content
- 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).
- The missing part of Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman, regarding the events of The Lord of the Rings, previously unpublished in the UK.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.
- 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- Formerly unpublished parts of "The Hunt for the Ring", in particular The Hunt for the Ring: Time Scheme - Black Riders and other manuscripts and drafts, and "Index questions"
- 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