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For Mr Rateliff on Mr Baggins

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  • William Cloud Hicklin
    The Necromancer is named twice in The Hobbit: once towards the end, and thus written close in time at least to The Fall of Numenor; and once in the first
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5, 2007
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      The Necromancer is named twice in The Hobbit: once
      towards the end, and thus written close in time at
      least to The Fall of Numenor; and once in the
      first chapter. Was this mention present in the
      "1932" version, the typescript read by Lewis, or
      did Tolkien add it when preparing the book for
      publication?
    • John D Rateliff
      Yes, the references to the Necromancer in the first, seventh, and penultimate chapters all go back to the original manuscript, and at one point it s made
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 5, 2007
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        Yes, the references to the Necromancer in the first, seventh, and penultimate chapters all go back to the original manuscript, and at one point it's made explicit that this is the same Necromancer who was defeated by Beren & Luthien.
        Hope this helps.
        --John R.

        -----Original Message-----
        >From: William Cloud Hicklin <solicitr@...>
        >Sent: Mar 5, 2007 9:52 AM
        >To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: [mythsoc] For Mr Rateliff on Mr Baggins
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        >The Necromancer is named twice in The Hobbit: once
        >towards the end, and thus written close in time at
        >least to The Fall of Numenor; and once in the
        >first chapter. Was this mention present in the
        >"1932" version, the typescript read by Lewis, or
        >did Tolkien add it when preparing the book for
        >publication?
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