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The lord of the rings : a reader's companion

Author: Wayne G Hammond; Christina Scull
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive reader's companion to J.R.R. Tolkien's classic "Lord of the Rings, and examines its literary and historical importance, connections between this and other works by Tolkien, the structure and meaning of the work, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne G Hammond; Christina Scull
ISBN: 9780618642670 0618642676
OCLC Number: 61687696
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by HarperCollinsPublishers, 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: lxxxii, 894 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
A brief history of The lord of the rings --
Chronologies, calendars, and moons --
Preliminaries --
The maps of The lord of the rings --
Foreword to the second edition --
Prologue --
The fellowship of the ring --
The two towers --
The return of the king --
Appendices. A. Annals of the kings and rulers ; B. The tale of years ; C. Family trees ; D. Calendars ; E. Writing and spelling ; F. The languages and peoples of the Third Age: on translation --
Extracts from a letter by J.R.R. Tolkien to Milton Waldman,?late 1951, on The lord of the rings --
Nomenclature of The lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien --
Changes to the editions of 2004-5.
Responsibility: by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull.
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Presents a comprehensive reader's companion to J.R.R. Tolkien's classic "Lord of the Rings, and examines its literary and historical importance, connections between this and other works by Tolkien, the structure and meaning of the work, and much more.

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