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ISBN: 061808357X / ISBN-13: 9780618083572

The Return of the Shadow

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The first part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, an enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many ... Show synopsis

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  • The Return of the Shadow (Mariner Books) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Christopher Tolkien (Editor), J R R Tolkien

    The Return of the Shadow

    Trade paperback, Mariner Books
    2000
    English
    512 pages

    ISBN: 061808357X
    ISBN-13: 9780618083572

    In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into ... Show more

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Ceroill

Wow

by Ceroill on Jan 17, 2008

An invaluable and fascinating look into how the ideas and plots developed over time. I'll resist giving out spoilers, but I will say that even being less than halfway through this first of the series, there are plenty of surprises and unexpected things.

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