J.R.R. Tolkien famously 'found' his legendarium, translating and editing The Red Book of Westmarch for his twentieth century readers. This is not the first time an author has' forged' a 'lost' literary history as James Macpherson's 'Ossian' documents from the 1760s started a craze for forgeries. Thomas Chatterton's Rowley and Turgot manuscripts similarly fed off of the Ossian controversy while questioning what it really meant to 'forge' a document.
Access to J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' is some form. Other texts by Tolkien are helpful but not mandatory. All other texts will be acquired from the Internet.
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