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17324Re: The Synopses

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  • William Cloud Hicklin
    Dec 1, 2006
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      So the phrase "great Darkness" with reference to Sauron's
      smog is indeed canonical.......


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne G.
      Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...> wrote:
      >
      > John wrote:
      >
      > >Tolkien himself wrote them, or so Rayner Unwin told me
      when I asked
      > >him this same question. This is important, because the
      synopsis at
      > >the beginning of THE TWO TOWERS actually includes
      information not in
      > >THE FELLOWSHIP.
      >
      > Tolkien's authorship of the synopses is documented in the
      Allen & Unwin
      > correspondence archive: see The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion
      and Guide, various
      > dates in vol. 1 (Chronology), especially 7 May and 15
      September 1954. Brief
      > comments on the synopses may be found in The Lord of the
      Rings: A Reader's
      > Companion.
      >
      > Wayne Hammond
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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