Unfinished Tales / The Quest of Erebor
"Unfinished Tales"; Part III
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J.R.R.Tolkien - in a letter written in 1964:
This account of Gandalf's is given here. The complex textual situation is described in the Appendix to the narrative, where I have given substantial extracts from an earlier version.” (Chr.Tolkien)
- “There are, of course, quite a lot of links between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings that are not clearly set out. They were mostly written or sketched out, but cut out : such as Gandalf's exploratory journeys, his relations with Aragorn and Gondor; all the movements of Gollum, until he took refuge in Moria, and so on. I actually wrote in full an account of what really happened before Gandalf's visit to Bilbo and the subsequent "Unexpected Party," as seen by Gandalf himself. It was to have come in I during a looking-back conversation in Minas Tirith; but it had to go, and is only represented in brief in Appendix A pp. 374-76, though the difficulties that Gandalf had with Thorin are omitted.”
It should also be taken in consideration that "This story depends for its full understanding on the narrative given in Appendix A (III, Durin's Folk) to The Lord of the Rings).
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