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Essay From The Tolkien Society Journal: The Mallorn
"Aragorn: Tales of the Heir of Isildur. Part 1 - The Evolution of the Man"
Here is a very interesting new study on Aragorn, found in the latest edition of the Tolkien Society's Mallorn Journal. It is the first of two parts of a thesis written by Håken Arvidsson. We will have to wait until March 2007 for Part 2, but I believe there is enough here for us to digest and converse about through the cold winter days to come.
So dust off your copies of Christopher Tolkien's History of Midlle-earth, and trot out your Trotter, and all of your Aragorn resource books (there is a great bibliography on the last page), and join in this discussion of the "leading man of The Lord of the Rings"
This a longer than usual essay and I thought about dividing it up into parts for discussion purposes, but there was no easy cut off page...so...here is the entire Part 1.
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© 2006 The Tolkien Society: Håken Arvidsson