Thread: A Stupid Question: Laugh Away
I was then reading my 1984 dark green leather bound Easton Press edition. I have since found the same error in my 1974 red leatherette, slip-covered single volume, Houghton Mifflin Co. edition of The Lord of the Rings. My Ballantine paperbacks did not contain this typo, for it was obvious when read in context that the missing word was the combined force of the nemisis from Little Red Riding Hood and that of The Three Little Pigs.
Don't you now wish you had just ignored this thread?
Sorry to have been a bother.
Gandalf's mind had just been severely damaged by the consumption of gargantuan amounts of pipeweed throughout the years, so that he couldn't find the right word when orating before Elrond & Co.
hmmm...wonder if they have Shakespeare in Middle-Earth??
Then I spoke to him and he bore me away, before Saruman was aware.I was far from Isengard, ere the wolves and orcs issued from the gate to pursue me.
When I bought my book (HarperCollins 2004) they said there were many typo mistakes in the very first edition which were made meaningly by typesetters (who considered dwarves instead of dwarfs,etc. to be an author's mistake)which Tolkien just didn't know about and they appeared unnoticed over and over in the following editions.And in the last few years Christopher compared the text with his father's original and assured to have corrected many of such misunderstandings.
So there are in my book.