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Old 12-30-2000, 01:01 PM   #1
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Ring * An unofficial New Silmarillion Outline *

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[Editorial Note: the latest version of the outline is to be found , suprise suprise , at the end, so for new readers, you may wish to start on page 3 or 4.]* * * *


Here is a rough draft of my current vision of an expanded Silmarillion .
these are mere chapter outlines following the 1977 published Silm.
I have listed the name of the chapter from the 1977 version and then added the names of texts that contains material for consideration from HoME and UT. Please comment and query and question away. I am sure there are whole sections of HoME 3-5 material I have glossed over because I have hardly read those books! So feel free to add to the chapter lists of possible additions.

This outline presumes Michael Martinez's concept [and others] of discounting the Myth's transformed material.
Obviously this is an arbitrary way to begin [ or I shall say continue] a discussion of these matters but it suited my other purposes well.

If anyone likes the idea of supplementing the Silm. w/ additional Tolkien material, is anyone interested in roughing out a pilot chapter - I believeTour and the fall of Gondolin has been mentioned before.

so here is the outline:
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AINULINDALE-remain more or less the same
VALAQUENTA-check HoME for additional details/modifications
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QUENTA SILMARILLION
[chapters listed are from 1977 Silmarillion]
all othe chapters not listed would still need to be compared w/ the
many versions in the History series.
Below however I list the major texts [or parts ] which I think[at this
point at least] can be inserted somehow into the respective * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * chapters.
This is by no means an exhaustive listing ,just a framework to hang
further ideas on -or take them off.
Please feel free to monkey around w/ it and put up a new one.
I am hoping to engender discussion -not have the final word.[even
about an outline ].


ch.3] OF THE COMING OF THE ELVES ... add parts of 'Quendi and
Eldar'[vol 11]
ch.5] OF ELDAMAR AND THE PRINCES OFTHE ELDALIE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * add'Finwe and
Miriel 'and 'Laws and Customs among the Eldar' {HoME10} or would
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * this be better placed in an appendix ?
ch.6] OF FEANOR AND THE UNCHAINING OF MELKOR add from
'Shibboleth of Feanor'[HoME 12]

ch.13] OF THE RETUPN OF THE NOLDOR add from'Shibboleth of
Feanor'[HoME 12]
chs.14 & 15] OF BELERIAND/NOLDOR AND ITS REALMS add from
'Shibboleth of Feanor'[HoME 12]
ch 16] OF MAEGLIN from 'maeglin' in HoME11
ch 17] OF THE COMING OF MEN INTO THE WEST
add from' the Druedain'[Unfinished Tales] and Finrod and
Andreth{HoME10}

ch19] OF BEREN AND LUTHIEN add from Lays? [HoME3]

ch 21]OF TURIN TURAMBAR addthe 'Narn I Chin Hurin' [Unfinished
Tales} and 'Wanderings of Hurin' [HoME 11]
ch.22] OF THE RUIN OF DORIATH
[Eru only, knows what we can do w/ this one ]

ch.23] OF TOUR AND THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
add of 'Of Tour and his coming to Gondolin [Unfinished Tales ]and
details fromHoME 2 [and others?]
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I won't try and get into a Second Age/Akallabeth & Of the Rings...
outline yet .
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[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: lindil ]
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