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HoME V - The Lost Road and other writings


Quatrième de couverture

THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Volume 5
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN

At the end of 1937, J.R.R Tolkien reluctantly set aside his work on the myths and heroic legends of Valinor and Middle-earth and began The Lord of the Rings.

This fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth completes the examination of his writing up that time. Later forms of The Annals of Valinor and The Annals of Beleriand had been composed, The Silmarillion was nearing completion in a greatly amplified form, and a new Map had been made. The legend of the Downfall of Númenor had entered the work, includind those central ideas : the World Made Round and the Straight Path into the vanished West. Closely associated with this was the abandoned 'time-travel' story The Lost Road, linking the world of Númenor and Middle-earth with the legends of many other times and peoples.

Also included in this volume is The Lhammas, an essay on the complex languages and dialects of Middle-earth, and an 'etymological dictionary' containing an extensive account of Elvish vocabularies.


Table des matières
  Preface

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PART ONE
THE FALL OF NÚMENOR AND THE LOST ROAD
I. THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE LEGEND

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II. THE FALL OF NÚMENOR
(i) The original outline
(ii) The first version of The Fall of Númenor
(iii) The second version of The Fall of Númenor
(iv) The further development of The Fall of Númenor


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III. THE LOST ROAD
(i) The opening chapters
(ii) The Númenórean chapters
(iii) The unwritten chapters


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PART TWO
VALINOR AND MIDDLE-EARTH BEFORE THE LORD OF THE RINGS
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
THE TEXTS AND THEIR RELATIONS
THE LATER ANNALS OF VALINOR
THE LATER ANNALS OF BELERIAND
AINULINDALË
THE LHAMMAS
QUENTA SILMARILLION

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124
155
167
199
 
PART THREE
  THE ETYMOLOGIES

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APPENDIX
I.
II.
III.

Index
THE GENEALOGIES
THE LIST OF NAMES
THE SECOND 'SILMARILLION MAP'


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