The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion will be released as paperback (08.11.07 by Pieter Collier) -
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull will be released as a paperback, to match The History of Middle-earth paperbacks. Also two volumes of The History of the Hobbit will be released in the same format.
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion provides an unique insight into the evolution of The Lord of the Rings, detailing how mistakes crept in almost from the first printing, how Tolkien changed the text during his lifetime, posthumous changes made by Christopher Tolkien and a previously unpublished Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings, written by Tolkien himself.
This book gives a fascinating in-depth analysis of the changing face of the most widely read text of the 20th century, The Lord of the rings.
It includes a detailed explanation of all the changes that were made to create the definitive 50th anniversary text
Chapter by chapter it gives informative explanations of all the strange and archaic words used in the The Lord of the Rings
it includes the previously unpublished "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings", with fascinating notes by Tolkien about many of the names he invented.
My review of the book
Interview with the authors
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: A READER’S COMPANION
by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
Publication Date: 03/03/2008 (UK)
Price: £9.99 (UK), $21.95 (CA)
Extent (approx.): 976 pages
This book matches with the following paperbacks (not that all will have the black design, but amazon did not update all images yet):
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