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The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth, a series of compilations of drafts and essays written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was compiled, edited, and published posthumously in 1987 by Christopher Tolkien.

Contents Edit

  1. "The Early History of the Legend" - an introduction to the following two pieces, detailing how Tolkien's correspondence with C. S. Lewis led to the writing of The Lost Road.
  2. The Fall of Númenor - an early draft of the Akallabêth
  3. The Lost Road - a story that connects Tolkien's other tales to the present
  4. The later Annals of Beleriand
  5. The later Annals of Valinor
  6. The Ainulindalë - an early version of The Music of the Ainur
  7. The Lhammas ("Account of Tongues") - an overview of the various languages of the Elves
  8. Quenta Silmarillion - a draft of The Silmarillion
  9. The Etymologies - a long list of words and roots, the best source on Elvish languages
  10. The second Silmarillion map

The History of Middle-earth Series (1983 - 2002)

The Book of Lost Tales | The Book of Lost Tales 2 | The Lays of Beleriand | The Shaping of Middle-earth | The Lost Road and Other Writings | The Return of the Shadow | The Treason of Isengard | The War of the Ring | Sauron Defeated | Morgoth's Ring | The War of the Jewels | The Peoples of Middle-earth | The History of Middle-earth: Index

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