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Chapter 1, Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales Summary and Analysis

Christopher Tolkien opens each chapter with an explanation of the texts printed therein. All the texts were written by J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the much beloved Lord of the Rights trilogy The first chapter collects a series of prose fragments, such as a piece written early and discarded called Turlin and the Exiles of Gondolin. This work is tied to the start of the story of The Fall of Gondolin found in Chapter 2.

However, the work contains new information; it was to be the opening of a later incarnation of the story and this is obvious from the Mithrim name, which replaced Asgon through edits of the final text of The Falll of Gondolin. Briefly, the text opens with a conflict between factions of elves in part...

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