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The Lord of the Rings by Wayne G. Hammond
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Aug 12, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: tolkien-owned

This is an amazing annotated resource for all students of Tolkien's Lord of The Rings. Because the work being studied is so vast the annotations themselves get an entire 976 page separate book. Important highlights in chapters and appendixes of the three volume Ring history are picked apart line by line, noted, remarked, referred and back-referred again six-ways from Sunday by an author who assuredly knows his stuff.

I would not advise using this on a first voyage out to Middle Earth. Never mind the complicated details. Enjoy the ride and go with the flow. On later readings, when one picks up the volumes again, as questions naturally begin to arise and one’s wonder expands the quest for deeper understanding of Tolkien’s Middle Earth this is the resource to keep at your elbow. This and a good map book of Middle Earth.
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