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The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide ed. by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (review)

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide ed. by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (review) Book Reviews The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Revised and expanded ed -i tion, by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. London: Ha-rper Collins, 2017. Volume I: Chronolog . x y ix, 936 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214517. Volume II: Reader’s Guide, Part I: A–M. xxviii, 823 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214524. Volume III: Re -ad er’s Guide, Part II: N–Z. 879 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214531. Slip-cased three-volume set: £120.00 ISBN Many early reviewers predicted the lasting value of Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond’s J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. We are now in a position to see that these prognostications were well founded. It is scarcely possible to overstate the impact this work has had in the decade since it first appeared. Along with Scull and H - am mond’s other books, the Companion and Guide has become an in-dis pensable resource for, well, nearly anything to do with Tolkien, but especially for matters of biography and bibliography. It is among the first reference works many scholars consult, and it is often the only one required to settle a point of fact. Those of us conducting ongoing research into Tolkien’s life and writings have learned to check http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide ed. by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (review)

Tolkien Studies , Volume 15 – Oct 27, 2018

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Book Reviews The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Revised and expanded ed -i tion, by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. London: Ha-rper Collins, 2017. Volume I: Chronolog . x y ix, 936 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214517. Volume II: Reader’s Guide, Part I: A–M. xxviii, 823 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214524. Volume III: Re -ad er’s Guide, Part II: N–Z. 879 pp. £40.00 (hardcover) ISBN 9780008214531. Slip-cased three-volume set: £120.00 ISBN Many early reviewers predicted the lasting value of Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond’s J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. We are now in a position to see that these prognostications were well founded. It is scarcely possible to overstate the impact this work has had in the decade since it first appeared. Along with Scull and H - am mond’s other books, the Companion and Guide has become an in-dis pensable resource for, well, nearly anything to do with Tolkien, but especially for matters of biography and bibliography. It is among the first reference works many scholars consult, and it is often the only one required to settle a point of fact. Those of us conducting ongoing research into Tolkien’s life and writings have learned to check

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