|All the tales of the Valar and the Elves are so knit together that one may scarce expound any one without needing to set forth the whole of their great history.|
|Reply To Journal Entry|
| Journal Main Read Journal Entry|
Hethlin of Anorien
February, 25 2006
I know CMC's a done deal, but since I intend to give it a thorough editing in the future, I'll include it in this thread, as well as make this a place for any other Heth questions not appropriate for the Silver Swan thread.
Isabeau wrote: I'm thinking Halaran and Liranael might have had a book or two, maybe even a handful. They were of course destroyed when the farm was burned. But it's interesting to speculate about what they might have been about....
Yes -- I was thinking the same thing; although not so much about what the books would be about, but how they came into Liranael's possession (I'm thinking they were her books, for some reason). I was wondering if maybe before she left for the south with Halaran her mother (or father, but seems like a more motherly thing) might have given her some treasured family books. Maybe a history of Numenor? Maybe an illustrated book about botany? One thing that seems unlikely to me is a book about more recent Dunedain history or heritage.
But actually my point about how terribly expensive books were before the advent of the printing press is that in order for children to be taught how to read, there would be a need for either schools or books in the home. From what I know about Anorien in your stories, it seems like the latter would be quite rare, and the former nonexistant.
Because we have been getting a lot of spam, we now have a security number which you have to enter in order to post a journal reply. In the field marked validation number, enter zero two five zero as a four place number.
Tolkien Characters, Locations, & Artifacts © Tolkien Estate & Designated Licensees - All Rights Reserved
Stories & Other Content © The Respective Authors - All Rights Reserved
Software & Design © 2003 - 2016 Michael G Kellner All Rights Reserved
Hosted by:Raven Studioz