|The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion.
Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull.
1st Paperback Edition 2005.
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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This volume brings together many hard to find Tolkien-related extracts from a variety of poems, letters, manuscripts and interviews. There is also some new material, mostly in the form of letters and linguistic material. The following items are perhaps the most worthy of note:
1) A newly transcribed version of The Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings. A slightly less complete edition was published as Guide to Names in The Lord of the Rings in A Tolkien Compass (1975).
2) Part of Tolkien's 1951 letter to Milton Waldman, previously unpublished in the UK.
The reproduction the synoptic time scheme for The Lord of the Rings that is present in the hardback edition has been omitted from the paperback edition.
A more complete listing of the contents of this book will be added at a later date.
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