The Two Towers
Suggestions for Further Reading
Carpenter, Humphrey. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
———. The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends. London: Allen and Unwin, 1978.
Hammond, Wayne G. J.R.R.Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography. Winchester, England: St. Paul’s Bibliographies, 1993.
Johnson, Judith. J.R.R. Tolkien: Six Decades of Criticism. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1986.
Kocher, Paul Harold. The Master of Middle-Earth: The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
Tolkien, Christopher. The History of The Lord of the Rings . New York: Mariner Books, 2000.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
———. The Book of Lost Tales. New York: Del Rey, 1992.
———. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Tyler, J.E.A. The Tolkien Companion. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1976.
West, Richard C. Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1991.
by CBCoulter, July 11, 2012
In the Sparknotes guide to The Lord of the Rings, on page 186 in the Character List for The Return of the King, Eomer is mis-identified as Theodan's son and heir. This is incorrect; Eomer is Theodan's nephew. Theodred was Theodan's son, and he was killed by Orcs, making Eomer, next in line for the throne, the new heir.
Is this error put in to trip up folks who aren't going to read the book, or is it a serious editing oversight?
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