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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

It's surprising that after so much feverish creation, Tolkien wrote what would become the last chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring at once, and almost in the final form.

Such a cool coincidence that the beginning of The Two Towers matches our celebration of two years of reading Tolkien dangerously 😆

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Daisey Love your “reading Tolkien dangerously” comment! I caught up just to fall behind again, but I want to finish another book before traveling later this week. Additionally, this is the only physical book I plan to take with me while traveling, so hopefully I‘ll catch back up again then. 22h
JazzFeathers @Daisey l'm sure you'll catch up soon again. Chapters are quite short now. Will you be able to drop in for the party today 😊? 20h
Daisey Yes! I will be posting today! 13h
wordslinger42 @Daisey I fell behind as well, so you're not alone! I'm also planning on catching up this weekend 😊 4h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I love this early drawling of the orc cave entrance with window eyes and his notes that it has to be made more horrible, not the normal goblin stuff. Some of his Notes to Self along the way while writing are so interesting.

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Daisey Yes, the notes to self continually fascinate me. 4d
JazzFeathers We're so lucky that he made so many notes to self. Now we have the possibility to see his thinking process. Not many authors do that. Most just write the new ideas down. 4d
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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It has not been the greatest day, but I have the evening to myself and am ready to enjoy it. Along with this plate of cucumbers and tomatoes, a pizza is in the oven while I start the next chapter. These semi-outline chapters which explore new developments are some of my favorites and I‘m so looking forward to reading it.

#YearofTolkien #LotRHistory #ReadandEat

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Weird coincidence, I had tomatoes and cucumbers tonight too, with a sandwich though. And yes, I‘m really loving the brainstorming chapters. 4d
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is a bit of a coincidence, although I pretty much eat tomatoes and cucumbers every day during this part of the year. Finished the chapter and loved it! So interesting to see just how much he originally saw the fellowship splitting apart. 4d
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey l'm quite fascinated with the story how it could have been. First Trotter, then this alternative Flight of Sam and Frodo to Mount Doom. The Lord of the Rings as we know it is a fantastically deep book, but l've loved these simpler alternatives too. 4d
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Boy, that was a busy chapter!
But so fascinating!

Boromir and Frodo's showdow is seen in a completely different light, since in Tolkien's intention, Boromir would survive this part of story.
I think he probably thought he was quite near the end of the story, because after Lothlorien he seemed to think it was a matter of bringing Frodo to Mount Doom e all the others at the siege of Minas Tirith.
Little did he know...

BookwormAHN I also got the feeling that he thought he was nearing the end. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, his notes going forward from here point that way, a chapter for each group that split off from the company...little did he realize how Treebeard and Rohan would grow into worlds of their own. Should be interesting to see take shape! 4d
Daisey @BookwormAHN @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I agree that it seems he just had a few chapters in mind, and I‘m very much looking forward to seeing this further development. I think right now I‘m most curious to see how the storyline with Treebeard develops. 4d
JazzFeathers @Daisey @BookwormAHN @Riveted_Reader_Melissa l'm curious about Treebeard for sure, but since my heart was always with the Rohirrim, l can't wait to see them appear. I suspect that Tolkien's love for Anglo-saxon history, culture, literature and language just had the best of him. Such a luck for us readers 😆 4d
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Christopher's dedication to his father's work show in the mais more than anywhere else, in my opinion.
His decriptions of the evolution of the maps and of the geography of Middle-Earth are so accurate that l doubt Tolkien himself could have done better.

Daisey I just started this chapter last night but was too tired to actually concentrate for long. It is an amazing level of description and explanation. 5d
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien

This #LOTRHistory keeps surprising me. Tolkien wrote this chapter unlikely all the others in the book so far: piece by piece, rewriting while writing.

It's one of these chapters where not much happens, but much is built, so l'm so curious to read the chapter about his notes. Coming soon.

Celeborn is such an underappreciated character.

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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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If I've ever seen a character take things in her hands, that's Galadriel.
The mirror was Celeborn's in Tolkien's notes and he was the one who did most of the speech when the Fellowship comes to Lorien. And still the Mirror becomes Galadriel's when the chapter starts.

A fascinating read. Galadriel isn't the complex character she's l become yet, but we can already see her formidabile personality.

Daisey I really appreciated seeing how she seemed to take control of her place in the story as well. 7d
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I finished “Farewell to Lorien” last night. The discussion of the super confusing changing names for Aragorn is interesting to consider, and the explanation of the fragmentary revisions makes perfect sense. I also noticed this use of the term “stet” by Tolkien. The first small school where I taught was in a town named Stet, which was the only reason I knew the definition.

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JazzFeathers The way Tolkien used and worked names is always fascinating. But in Aragorn's case it goes a step further. I'm so curious to Ser how he became Strider, which is of course such a perfet name for him. 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I agree; I‘m beginning to get a bit impatient to see when and how Strider comes into the mix. 7d
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Daisey
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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I read “Lothlorien” last night and “Galadriel” this morning with breakfast but did not have time to post. I always love reading about the beauty and atmosphere of Lothlorien, and although it didn‘t seem fully there yet, I enjoy seeing its development. I also continue to find the description of Tolkien‘s quick draft writing fascinating. The example above includes a complete reversal with nothing struck out.

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JazzFeathers I'm enjoying this process too. I don't remember him doing it while working at the Silmarillion or the Hobbit. It tales of the way the story gripped him at this moment. 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers It does seems he was going much faster in sections with this story. The others seemed a bit more methodical. 1w
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JazzFeathers
The Treason of Isengard | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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#YearOfTolkien #LOTRHistory

Although it sounded a lot like a chapter of passage, there are surprisingly interesting quotes. Maybe the calmer moment allowed for deeper reflection.
I'm very curious about the next chapter because it sounds like Galadriel had her way with Tolkien 😆

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Indeed she did! 😂 4d
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