The Tolkien Road

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0243 – The History of Middle-earth – Vol. 9: Sauron Defeated – Pt 2

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On Episode 243, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we examine the second half of volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textual history of The Lord of the Rings.

DiscoverTolkien’s other abandoned novel of Númenor, The Notion Club Papers, as well as the Drowning of Anadûnê, and more!



The executive producers of this episode are Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien, Liis U, Andrew T, John R., and Ms. Anonymous. 

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4 Responses

  1. Hi, I started listening to your podcast a while ago from the start and am now on episode 91. I really liked this episode since I’ve been reading The Notion Club Papers and was getting bogged down in all the philosophical stuff (especially in the first part). This really helped and I do hope you take an episode (or a few) to look more closely at it. I’m reading the entire Middle-earth legendarium chronologically with the help of Lawrence King’s website, You should check it out. It would be great if at some point you did an interview of him. Just an idea.
    Love your podcast! 😃

    1. Thanks for listening and thanks for the link! Hope you’ll keep in touch on your continuing journey!

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