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New topics in Scull and Hammond's second edition Reader's Guide

Apr 13, 2018 (edited)
2018/4/13 4:01:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Because many people are asking what's new in the second edition of the Reader's Guide, I did a quick comparison of the online topic lists provided by Wayne and Christina - first edition topic list is here, and second edition topic list is here.

Note that pretty much all topics were at least touched upon, if not significantly enhanced - this post is not meant to show all of the topics that changed - just new ones that were added to the second edition, or topics moved elsewhere marked by topic.

  • The 'Alphabet of Dairon'
  • The 'Ambidexters Sentence'
  • ‘Analysis of fragments of other languages found in The Lord of the Rings’ [new edition: The Lord of the Rings, p. 726 and Words, Phrases and Passages in The Lord of the Rings, pp. 1441-2]
  • The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Atlakviða
  • Authorial Presence

  • Barnett, Allen
  • Barrie, James Matthew
  • The Battle of Maldon
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary Together with The Sellic Spell
  • Beren and Lúthien (book)
  • ‘The Bodleian Declensions’
  • Bowra, Cecil Maurice
  • Brown, Walter Rolfe
  • Buchan, John
  • Buckhurst, Helen Thérèse McMillan

  • Carroll, Lewis
  • A Closed Letter to Andrea Charicoryides . . . Sometimes Known as Charles Williams 
  • Collingwood, Robin George
  • Common Eldarin Noun: Structure 
  • ‘Common Quendian Declension’
  • Comparative Tables 
  • The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf 
  • Composition, Manner of
  • The Corrigan
  • Cowling, George Herbert

  • De Zulueta, Francis
  • Declension of Nouns 

  • The Elvish Alphabets
  • ‘Elvish Reincarnation’ [new edition: Some Notes on 'Rebirth']
  • ‘The Entu, Ensi, Enta Declension’
  • ‘Essay on Phonetic Symbolism’
  • Essays Presented to Charles Williams 

  • Fairbank, Christian Albert Hastings
  • The Fall of Arthur (poem)
  • The Fall of Arthur (book)
  • ‘Fate and Free Will’ (notes)
  • Fate and free will (topic)
  • The Feanorian Alphabet 
  • Field, Geoffrey Simpson
  • Firth, Charles Harding
  • Freston, Hugh Reginald
  • Free will and Fate [new edition: Fate and free will]

  • Gale, St Teresa [new edition: St Teresa Gale]
  • Gawain’s Leave-taking 
  • ‘The Gnomish Lexicon Slips’
  • ‘Goldogrin Pronomial Prefixes’
  • Gordon, Robert Hope

  • Hall, William Ernest
  • Henry Bradley, 3 Dec., 1845–23 May, 1923 
  • The History of The Hobbit

  • ‘Introduction to the “Elder Edda”’

  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s Letters to Rhona Beare 

  • Kainendan 
  • Kalevala (including The Story of Kullervo)
  • ‘The Koivienéni Manuscript’

  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (book)
  • The Lay of Beowulf 
  • The Lay of the Children of Húrin
  • The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (including Völsungakviða en nýja and Guðrúnarkviða en nýja

  • McIntosh, Angus
  • Mackreth, John
  • Maps
  • Mary Michael
  • Massiah-Palmer, Werner William Thomas
  • Measures, Alfred Ernest
  • Mitton family
  • Mountain family

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Noel
  • Notes for Qenya Declensions 
  • Nouns

  • ‘Old English Verse’
  • On Ælfwine’s Spelling
  • On ‘The Kalevala’ or Land of Heroes
  • Oxford Poetry 1915

  • ‘The Plotz Declension’
  • Primitive Quendian Structure 
  • ‘The Problem of Lhûn
  • The Prophecy of the Sibyl 

  • ‘Qenya Conjugations’
  • ‘Qenya Declensions’
  • Qenya Grammar 
  • ‘Qenya Word-Lists’
  • Quenya: Outline of Phonology 
  • Quenya Verb Structure 

  • Rattenbury, R.M.
  • Realities: An Anthology of Verse
  • Rhodes, Philip Grafton Mole
  • Romanticism

  • The Seafarer
  • A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages (book)
  • Sellic Spell 
  • Shakespeare, Donald William Edward, known as Anthony
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (W.P. Ker Lecture)
  • Some Notes on ‘Rebirth’
  • Staples, Osric Osmumd
  • The Story of Kullervo (book)

  • Tengwesta Qenderinwa
  • St Teresa Gale
  • Thompson, Francis
  • Thompson, Louis Lionel Harry
  • Tolhurst, Bernard Joseph
  • Tolhurst, Denis Anthony
  • Tolkien Estate
  • ‘Tom Bombadil: A Prose Fragment’
  • Trimingham, Harold Gilbert Lutyens
  • ‘The “Turin Wrapper”’ 

  • Wagner, Richard Wilhelm
  • The Wanderer
  • Windle, Michael William Maxwell
  • Winter’s Tales for Children I
  • Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings 

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Apr 14, 2018
2018/4/14 1:54:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks very much, Jeremy! In case it's not clear, the topics struck through weren't removed from the Reader's Guide, only renamed or relocated for one reason or another: e.g. what we wrote as 'Elvish Incarnation' is now part of the longer entry Some Notes on 'Rebirth', while 'Gale, St Teresa' was re-entered more properly (under T), and enlarged, as 'St Teresa Gale'.

Christina & Wayne
Apr 14, 2018
2018/4/14 3:50:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Christina & Wayne,

I was intending to dig in and figure out where those topics went between the two editions. I have updated the list above with the new topics that correspond with the ones that need it.

And thank you for all the hard work that went into producing these indispensable resources. I noted in this passthrough that the new edition of the Reader's Guide bibliography states that a updated Descriptive Bibliography is in the works. Can't wait!
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