Date of Original Version

1995

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Article

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The publication of drafts of The Lord of the Rings allows scholars to assess Tolkien as a reviser. A comparison of the early presentations of Gondor in The History of "The Lord of the Rings" , with the finished scenes indicates the nature and direction of Tolkien's changes. This paper will discuss how the process of revision contributed to the overall effect of the work.

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Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference edited by Patricia Reynolds and Glen H. Goodknight (Keble College, Oxford, 1992). Mythlore 80, Mallorn 30 (Milton Keynes, England and Altadena, California: The Tolkien Society and the Mythopoeic Press, 1995), 145-150.