Skip to comments.Tolkienís own annotated map newly discovered loose inside copy of LOTR
Posted on 10/23/2015 10:31:03 PM PDT by Kartographer
An important, and frankly amazing Tolkien document has emerged, recently discovered loose in a copy of The Lord of the Rings once owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes.
The Guardian reports that Baynes removed the map from a previous version of the novel as she was working on a then new color map for a new edition that was published in 1970.
The map then had copious notes made by J.R.R. Tolkien in green ink and pencil. Baynes then made her own notes on the map. It is essentially a map annotated by Tolkien himself.
(Excerpt) Read more at theonering.net ...
LOTR has always been one of my favorites. Since I was very young...a long time ago.
I look at those maps and see the story again.
Whoever owns that owns.... Well, that.
Thanks, needed that laugh!
The books were amazing, I read all of them years ago, the movies though were absolute garbage, I could barely get through the first two and that was it for me. That idiot Elijah Wood was just utterly miscast “Oh Saaaam” ugh, plus I think this was something that really couldn’t be made into a movie, these were books that required the imagination of the reader, the movies did away with that.
Elijah Wood was my one criticism of the movies. Reading the books, Frodo was self-doubting but tough. Watching the movies, Frodo was a complete whimp with perpetually watering eyes.
Otherwise, I thought they were well done if too short.
Most movies do away with imagination, imho. In most cases the books were better.
The movies, for what they were, weren’t too bad.
disclaimer: I still prefer my own imagination and the original books.
I agree that the casting of Elijah Wood was a poor choice. Not that he isn’t an okay actor, but he did not suit the role.
On the other hand, the casting for Elrond and Eomer, among others, was outstanding. My reading of Elrond, going back to his first appearance in the “Silmarillion,” is enriched now that I picture him resembling the young Sam Neill.
What a find. Nice!
The Shire was England (Late Middle Ages). The Elves were Nordic. The Dwarves were Hebrew.
I would welcome a new LedZep song based on this new discovery as well
I thought Tolkien wrote with WW2 in mind. Mostly Nazi influence.
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