[PnP] Sans Perilous Lands: PnP in the Trollkinian lands

Panthera Altaica draltaica at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 24 08:39:32 CET 2011

People do more than forget the the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings triology are Hobbit eye views of Middle-earth.

People forget that JRR's Middle-earth stories ARE NOT ABOUT the historic chronicles of Middle-earth.
They are about the legendary chronicles of Middle-earth.
Although known to most readers as a trilogy, the Lord of The Rings was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, with the other being The Silmarillion. However, when Tolkien submitted the first volume entitled The Lord of the Rings to his publisher, it was decided for economic reasons to publish the work as three separate volumes, creating the now familiar Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, and  The Silmarillion where to be JRR's English translation of Findegil's Copy(of Red Book of Westmarch) 

The Hobbit is JRR's translation of Bilbo's "There and Back Again, A Hobbit's Holiday" and The Lord of the Rings triology is JRR's translation of Frodo's "The Dowbfall of the Lord of The Rings and The Return of The King"

Warning: I have a complete and utter lack of tact.
Dr. Panthera Tigris Altaica

--- On Wed, 2/23/11, Phineas Cromwell <phineascromwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> What many people seem to forget is that practically the entirety of the > information narratively related in LOTR was done via Hobbits; from what
> they experienced and from what was related to Bilbo from Elven scholarly > knowledge and Gandalf. Hobbits are a simple, rustic, pastoral people; 
> they are not, by nature, 'world-weary' or cosmopolitan. The Red Book Of
> Westmarch account was relatively narrow, even though it was deeply
> embedded in the center of world-shaping events. Critics have said how
> they wanted to see more cities or organized religion or the active


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