The Tolkien Road

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0242 – The History of Middle-earth – Vol. 9: Sauron Defeated – Pt 1

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On Episode 242, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textual history of The Lord of the Rings.

Discover how Gollum almost repented, Sam stabbing a Nazgûl, Saruman’s hidden identity, alternate titles for the Redbook of Westmarch, and more!

Also, here a link to Episode 142, where we discuss the unpublished Epilogue to Lord of the Rings:



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