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Old 09-20-2015, 11:39 AM   #107
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OK - I finally finished the Númenórean stuff, and I will now propose an outline for it. Yet I still have to think more about the Middle-earth of the Second and Third Age.

Translations from the Elvish
Volume 2: Númenor and the History of the North-west of Middle-earth

. The Downfall of Númenor
...A Description of the Island of Númenor
...Indis i-Ciryamo: The Mariner's Wife


. The Downfall of Númenor (continuation)
...The Line of Elros: The Kings of Númenor
...(Of) Aman and Mortal Men
Perhaps it may look a bit confused, but here is what I have in mind:

1) start the chapter with "A Description of the Island of Númenor" (in which I have included the opening parts of the "Akallabêth" as found in QS77)

2) include the story of "Aldarion and Erendis" immediately following the description of Númenor

3) continuation of the "Akallabêth" (proper) until its end

4) include "The Line of Elros" after the end of the "Akallabêth" (proper)

5) include the essay "Aman and Mortal Men" as a kind of an epilogue


Considering "Tal-Elmar" I have decided not to include it on the basis of the fact that it breaks the narrative apart in a way that I cannot handle. If we are going to include it, it will have to go in some kind of an appendix, or (as I deem best) in the rest of the material on the Second and Third Age of Middle-earth.

Also, as in my previous post, I have some major reservations about including the "Númenórean chapters" from "The Lost Road", and I have decided not to include them too - they will need a further check after (if we ever) get to the post-First Age stuff.
Hige sceal þē heardra, heorte þē cēnre,
mōd sceal þē māre, þē ūre mægen lytlað.

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