"Unfinished Tales" Part II
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Christopher Tolkien comments:
"The History of Galadriel and Celeborn." is an "Unfinished Tale" in a larger sense: not a narrative that comes to an abrupt halt…….nor a series of fragments, …. but a primary strand in the history of Middle-earth that never received a settled definition, let alone a final written form.
"The history of Galadriel and Celeborn" is so interwoven with other legends and histories – of Lothlórien and the Silvan Elves, of Amroth and Nimrodel, of Celebrimbor and the making of the Rings of Power, of the war against Sauron and the Númenórean intervention – that it cannot be treated in isolation, and thus this section of the book, together with its five Appendices, brings together virtually all the unpublished materials for the history of the SecondAge in Middle-earth (in places inevitably extending into the Third) - those dark years for Men of Middle-earth, but the years of the glory of Númenor.
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