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The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion - 9780007270606

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion

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Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
03/03/2008
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Since its first publication fifty years ago, The Lord of the Rings has generated an almost unparalleled interest from both fans and critics alike. Every detail of its 500,000+ words has been examined and discussed, making it the most widely studied – and enjoyed – work of fiction of the 20th century.

In The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion, Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull unravel the story of how an epic battle has been fought for decades, first by Professor Tolkien, then by his son, Christopher, to maintain the integrity of this huge story. They examine the work chapter by chapter, providing details of:

• Notes on significant author changes, when they entered, and any background history
• Notes on changes made by Christopher Tolkien, and differences between the earliest manuscripts and the printed text
• References to people, places and events that appear in other Tolkien books
• Explanations of unusual words
• Appearing for the first time, Tolkien's own "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings", with fascinating notes by him about many of the names he invented

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion will provide a unique insight into the creative process of a true genius, and will offer a detailed and informative account of how the Book of the Century has evolved from one generation to the next.
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