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Monday, May 21, 2012

Help Me Finish This Essay!

All my books are in transit between Davis and Houston.

I'm trying to a find a page number in a decent edition of The Fellowship of the Ring.

It's the part (I think it's part 2 chapter 2) where Gandalf says “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”

You can email me or just post a comment here.

9 comments:

Dave Hallett said...

My own edition is a grubby paperback one, but the internet seems to agree that this is on p252 of the real thing. Not very scholarly, I admit!

Henry Warwick said...

I only have digital versions. The PDF I have (which is a VERY nice PDF - well done and very clean, all pages numbered correctly, etc.)is of the entire Lord of the Rings, and has it on page 264, in Book 2 of the Fellowship of the Ring, in Chapter 2 The Council of Elrond. In terms of print? My. How 20th century of you...
;-)
If you want, I can send you the PDF.

Jessamyn said...

It's on p. 272 of this edition: Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Fellowship of the Ring." The Lord of the Rings. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Benjamin J Robertson said...

p 339 in the 1965 Ballantine edition, which in this case was reprinted in 1978. I thought that this edition was identical to recent mass market editions, but a short search has made me unsure.

Benjamin J Robertson said...

p 339 in the 1965 Ballantine edition (as printed in 1978). I thought this edition was identical to contemporary mass market editions, but I'm not certain.

Michelle Basic Hendry said...

I have an old 'authorized' Ballantine paperback and the quote is on the bottom of pg 339. Hope that proves useful!

nancy said...

fellowship of the ring p.252

.Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations said...

I love the quote and wonder what you are using it for?

tom said...

I drove past the deer and kangaroos near the University of New England, trundled down Elm Avenue under the cold sky of the Northern Tablelands in New South Wales to locate the house of Professor John Ryan, former Tolkein student at Merton (1954-7) and author of Tolkein's View (2009). We used Blackwelder's concordance to locate this quotation on P272 of The Fellowship of the Ring (London: Allen and Unwin). The quotation has been verified from the 1st edition [1954] (13th impression, 1963, facsimile impression thereof), since some very recent editions have changed the pagination very largely for commercial purposes (Ryan).

All best
Tom Bristow (ASLEC-ANZ)