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Did Tolkien actually want to rewrite The Hobbit?

Níniel
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Dec 17 2012, 5:02pm


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Please excuse me if this has already discussed. I have been wondering about this a lot lately. I keep hearing from various sources, most notably PJ, something like this:

"After he wrote Lord of the Rings, Tolkien wanted to rewrite the Hobbit in a similar, more mature style, but eventually gave up on the idea."

I was just wondering if anyone can substantiate this claim. Didn't "The Quest of Erebor" basically accomplish this (albeit in a short space)?

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Did Tolkien actually want to rewrite The Hobbit? Níniel Send a private message to Níniel Dec 17 2012, 5:02pm
    Yes, but not badly enough to complete a full revision... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 17 2012, 5:08pm
        thank you! Níniel Send a private message to Níniel Dec 17 2012, 5:13pm
            My source Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 17 2012, 5:27pm
                Gosh, you're quick - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 17 2012, 5:35pm
            If I might pop in - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 17 2012, 5:34pm
                Wow, that's an interesting story!// Níniel Send a private message to Níniel Dec 17 2012, 5:39pm
    Just to add... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 17 2012, 9:08pm
        look for the Steven Colbert demanon Send a private message to demanon Dec 18 2012, 1:12am
            Yes but... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 18 2012, 3:47am
    Well there might be some split hairs lying around here somewhere <checks the floor> Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 18 2012, 3:57am
        But Peter Jackson has introduced the idea... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 18 2012, 5:23pm
            That sounds too precise to be warranted to me // Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 18 2012, 5:28pm
                What exactly... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 18 2012, 5:30pm
                    no // Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 18 2012, 5:48pm
            when did he introduce this idea?// elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Dec 18 2012, 6:16pm
                Here, in this interview... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 18 2012, 6:47pm
                    okay... elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Dec 18 2012, 7:05pm
                        the issue at the moment Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 18 2012, 8:59pm
                            Philippa Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 12:16am
                                ...and Fran perhaps don't know the appendices that well, either. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 19 2012, 1:11am
                                    It's interesting, to say the least Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 3:40am
            If nobody minds, i'll just pop in this quote here - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 18 2012, 6:38pm
                I read this a few days ago Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 12:11am
                    the smoke Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 19 2012, 4:25am
                        It's definitely odd Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 5:06am
                        TORN's Hobbit-movie forum is moving so fast right now N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 19 2012, 6:35pm
                    I think it's a combination of some of these and something else - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 19 2012, 7:31am
                        Hmm macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Dec 19 2012, 10:55am
                        Aragorn and Arwen Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 2:59pm
                            In my verision macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Dec 19 2012, 3:08pm
                                Woah Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 3:39pm
                            Jackson's copy Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 19 2012, 4:27pm
                                I can't imagine a copy without the appendices Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 5:17pm
                                    Not ten years - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 19 2012, 6:55pm
                                        I suppose Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 19 2012, 7:08pm
                    To be fair this doesnt seem heavly implied... moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Jan 4 2013, 10:58am
                        But there are other interviews with him Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Jan 4 2013, 5:25pm
            I've said it before - and please forgive the repitition.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Dec 19 2012, 7:21pm
                That makes sense to me CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 19 2012, 9:29pm
                I can't agree, as... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 19 2012, 9:49pm
                    Yes, but you're analysing words spoken in interview.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Dec 19 2012, 11:27pm
                        words Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 20 2012, 3:51am
                            Dont' forget all the interview back in July Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 20 2012, 4:05am
                                interviews Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 20 2012, 4:17am
                                    Yes, but Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 20 2012, 4:23am
                                        Well there is that question too Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 20 2012, 4:28am
                                            I think what Dormouse says is true Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 20 2012, 4:45am
                                                I love your comment CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 1:32pm
                                                    Oh thank you!// Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 20 2012, 4:39pm
    The PJ and P.Boyens bashing is getting tiresome macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Dec 20 2012, 9:49pm
        I suppose you're right CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 10:00pm
        Why are you injecting this into this thread Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 20 2012, 10:08pm
            Yes... macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Dec 20 2012, 10:38pm
                Who exactly... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 20 2012, 10:45pm
        Please excuse me Níniel Send a private message to Níniel Dec 21 2012, 2:58am
            Well... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 21 2012, 3:36am
    JRRT's Rewrite Ostadan Send a private message to Ostadan Dec 27 2012, 9:36pm
        I missed your article in August. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 27 2012, 11:40pm
    Interesting tolkienreborn Send a private message to tolkienreborn Jan 1 2013, 9:51am

 
 
 

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