The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Taming of Sméagol

The original drafts have some significant differences before Tolkien discovered the truth. One is a mention that Frodo uses the Ring to hide from Gollum. Another is that Sam is the one who feels dreadfully exposed in the Emyn Muil. … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: Farewell to Lórien

An early idea of the travel down the Great River was to have Elven archers accompany them, at least as far as the Great Carrock, an island or rock in the Anduin. Boromir’s attempt to seize the Ring and Frodo’s … Continue reading