See Tolkien's unpublished drawings of Middle-earth and his entire literary universe


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#2

Oh my God. I may need this.


#3

That’s kind of cool, but I feel like they’ve been milking LOTR for a long long time. I feel that way about Dune too, but I actually like Dune.


#4

True. For example I didn’t bother to get The Children of Hurin, but depending on how new how many of the drawings are, this could actually be interesting.


#5

my question is, if the man himself produced gridded topo maps, why’d we get the off-brand line-art version in the paperbacks I read? should’ve been standard issue for every edition smh.


#6

How new? The artist is dead, how new could they be?


#7

Damn, son. A topographic map of Middle-Earth? Yes, please.


#8

Just before his untimely passing at 81, Tolkien looked at his monstrous pile of maps, sketches and writings. “File, you fools!”


#9

“…the majority of which have never been published before.”


#10

He managed to get a couple of publishable stories out of it all, there is this huge collection of stuff that is painful reading, to be honest. The Sillmarillipn and Unfinished Tales… I tried to be a good and read then. I really tried. They’re a cure for insomnia.


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