Maeglin (chapter)

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The War of the Jewels chapters
Part One: The Grey Annals
Part Two: The Later Quenta Silmarillion
  1. Of Men
  2. Of the Siege of Angband
  3. Of Beleriand and its Realms
  4. Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin
  5. Concerning the Dwarves
  6. Of the Coming of Men into the West
  7. Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
  8. The Last Chapters
Part Three: The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings
  1. The Wanderings of Húrin
  2. Ælfwine and Dírhaval
  3. Maeglin
  4. Of the Ents and the Eagles
  5. The Tale of Years
Part Four: Quendi and Eldar
Appendix: The legend of the Awaking of the Quendi

Maeglin is a chapter in the book The War of the Jewels, eleventh of The History of Middle-earth series.

In this chapter, Christopher Tolkien describes how his father wrote the story of Isfin, or Aredhel, her husband, Eöl, and their son, Maeglin. In this chapter, Christopher Tolkien talked about the manuscript and the process through which the story of Maeglin was constructed.[1]

After this, Christopher Tolkien breaks down the story, detailing how J. R. R. Tolkien changed the manuscripts, editing names and histories. He notes that much was editing in Eöl's history and how J. R. R. Tolkien had to edit the maps he had previously created.[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed), The War of the Jewels, Part Three, Chapter III.