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Sauron Defeated. 1992 Sauron Defeated
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Christopher Tolkien
First Edition 1992
ISBN 0261102400
Hardback in dust jacket
Jacket design by Marilyn Carvell
xii, 484 pages
Price: £20.00

Sauron Defeated, a collection of writings by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited with foreword, commentary, appendix and index by Christopher Tolkien.

Volume 9 of the The History of Middle-earth series. This volume includes Part 4 of The History of The Lord of the Rings.

Published on 6 January 1992.

Various drawings, sketches and manuscript pages by J.R.R. Tolkien appear as frontispieces and on pages 19, 42, 130, 131, 138-141, 154, 319-321. Manuscript pages originally written by J.R.R. Tolkien and re-written by Christopher Tolkien appear on pages 322-327.

Details of all British editions of Sauron Defeated can be found at TolkienBooks.net.

Blurb – Dust Jacket Flap
In the first part of Sauron Defeated Christopher Tolkien completes his account of the writing of The Lord of the Rings: beginning with Sam’s rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Cirith Ungol, and giving a very different account of the Scouring of the Shire, this part ends with versions of the hitherto unpublished Epilogue, in which, years after the departure of Bilbo and Frodo from the Grey Havens, Sam attempts to answer his children’s questions.

The second part is an edition of The Notion Club Papers, now published for the first time. This was written by J.R.R. Tolkien in the long interval (1945-6) between The Two Towers and The Return of the King. These mysterious Papers, discovered in the early years of the twenty-first century, report the discussions of a literary club in Oxford in the years 1986-7, in which, after an account by one of the members of the possibilities of travel in space and time through the medium of ‘true dream’, the centre of interest turns to the legend of Atlantis, the strange communications received by other members of the club out of the remote past, and the violent irruption of the legend into the North-west of Europe. Closely associated with the Papers is a new version of the Númenórean legend, The Drowning of Anadûnê, which constitutes the third part of the book. At this time the language of the Men of the West, Adunaic, was first devised, and the book concludes with an elaborate though unfinished account of its structure provided by Arundel Lowdham, a member of the Notion Club, who learned it in his dreams.

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