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Letter 85

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Revision as of 23:11, 9 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 85
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date16 October 1944
Subject(s)Chronological trouble with The Lord of the Rings

Letter 85 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien reported struggling with the dislocated chronology of the Ring, which had interfered with other urgent and duller duties and had stopped his writing progress. His solutions were small map changes, an extra day for the Entmoot, and extra days for Trotter's[notes 1] chase and Frodo's journey (two days from the Morannon to Ithilien). Unfortunately he had to stop and deliver lectures.

Note

  1. "Trotter" was an early name for Aragorn, later changed to "Strider".