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Topic: Does anyone know where I can find the first 13 or so pages of The New Shadow?

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Does anyone know where I can find the first 13 or so pages of The New Shadow?

Well, for those of you who don't know (the rest should skip this paragraph), Tolkien's final (I think) book in the "series" was to be the sequel to the Lord of the Rings. The New Shadow was, however, soon abandoned because Tolkien viewed it as "immoral and unessicary". Tolkien's final view was that there was no more to be said. (A pitty, realy. I would've loved it if Tolkien continued the series up untill the events of Dagor Dagoroth...)

Anyway, the book only has a leangth of about 13 pages, since it was never finished. I realy want to read those pages, and I know others have, but I can't find them anywhere.

Does anyone know a link to it? Please post it here if you do. It'd be greatly appreciated! ^^



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Fundin, Lord of Moria - Rank 5
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What there is of this tale was published in The Peoples of Middle-Earth.


A full text on line would be a violation of copyright laws, as far as I'm aware.

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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It would only be in violation of coppy right laws if it was registered. And if it was registered, it would likely be found on the internet anyway.

Anyway, I know there has to be a link because alot of people have read those 13 or so pages, but any links I find don't work...

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Fundin, Lord of Moria - Rank 5
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Hmm, I'm not aware that anything in The History of Middle-Earth volumes is legally on line at this point in time.


The book has been out for some years now, so maybe that's why people seem to know about it. If you don't want the book, thirteen pages would not be long to read at a library, for example.




-- Edited by Galin on Friday 23rd of April 2010 03:36:19 AM

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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I can't imagine someone would have posted 13 pages of it onto the internet. The most you'll find is the odd quote, I would have thought.

I second Galin's idea of using the library.

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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Explorer of Arda wrote:
(A pitty, realy. I would've loved it if Tolkien continued the series up untill the events of Dagor Dagoroth...)


Just thought I would answer this point: The Dagor Dagorath is a battle at the End of Days in Middle-earth, which still hasn't arisen even today. Tolkien speculated that he believed we were currently in the sixth or seventh Age:

"I imagine the gap to be about 6000 years : that is we are now at the end of the Fifth Age, if the Ages were of about the same length as S.A. and T.A. But they have, I think, quickened; and I imagine we are actually at the end of the Sixth Age, or in the Seventh." Letter 211

So, he wouldn't have covered events up until the Dagor Dagorath because those events have yet to come!smile



-- Edited by Glorfindel1235 on Friday 23rd of April 2010 01:17:55 AM

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