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Reader's Guide (The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, #2)
Designed to be the essential reference works for all readers and students, these volumes present the most thorough analysis possible of Tolkien's work within the important context of his life. The Reader's Guide includes brief but comprehensive alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics, including a who's who of important persons, a guide to places and institutions, ...more
Hardcover, 1280 pages
Published November 2nd 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published October 2nd 2006)
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After the Chronology half of the Reader's Guide, the second volume does not seem as full of surprises and wonder, and the encyclopaedic format is not so close to biography as chronology. It is thorough, and contains much useful information--and, not least, serves as an important go-to source for the incipient scholar, but simply because of the breadth of the subject, it cannot but fail to offer less than the reader might want.
Christina Scull was born in Bristol, England, where she attended the famous Red Maids School. In 1961 she moved to London and worked for ten years in the Board of Trade. In 1971 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Birkbeck College, the University of London, where she studied art history and medieval history. From 1971 to 1995 she was the Librarian of Sir John Soane’s Museum, ...moreMore about Christina Scull...