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Ive semi-protected this page because of the anon blanking Gimli 06:08, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Edition with Tolkien's dust covers Edit
Hey fellows, is there an illustrated edition (by illustrator Alan Lee) with Tolkien's dust covers?Bill565 14:06, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Influences, allegories, etc. Edit
In the foreword to the second edition of the book, Tolkien makes it very obvious that The Lord of The Rings is not meant as an allegory for anything. He says that the story began before World War 2 and that regardless of the wars path, the book would stay the same. He gives a very good example of what the story would be like if it were influenced by World War 2. He says "As for any inner meaning or 'message', it[the book] has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical." I do not know where the idea that it is influenced by world war one, religion, etc. comes from, but any influence is subconscious. Just saying. 22.214.171.124 06:14, February 1, 2012 (UTC)
I see that the influences section makes it clear that Tolkien disliked allegories, but i think this should be here anyway as reference if somebody tries to say otherwise. 126.96.36.199 06:18, February 1, 2012 (UTC)
Orcs vs Goblins
I just wanted to make a correction. In the hobbit, goblins are a whole different creature than orcs.
188.8.131.52 22:53, July 15, 2013 (UTC)