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The Treason of Isengard

The name Isengard refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Isengard (disambiguation).
The Treason of Isengard
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AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
EditorChristopher Tolkien
PublisherUnwin Hyman (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Released7 September 1989 (UK)
30 November 1989 (US)
SeriesThe History of Middle-earth
Preceded byThe Return of the Shadow
Followed byThe War of the Ring

The Treason of Isengard is the second volume of the The History of The Lord of the Rings and the seventh volume of The History of Middle-earth.


[edit] From the publisher

The Treason of Isengard continues the account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings started in the earlier volume, The Return of the Shadow. It traces the great expansion of the tale into new lands and new peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains: the emergence of Lothlórien, of Ents, of the Riders of Rohan, and of Saruman the White in the fortress of Isengard. In brief outlines and penciled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are seen the first entry of Galadriel, the earliest ideas of the history of Gondor, and the original meeting of Aragorn and Éowyn, its significance destined to be wholly transformed.The book also contains a full account of the original map which was to be the basis of the emerging geography of Middle-earth; and an appendix examines the Runic alphabets, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the Runes used in the Book of Mazarbul found beside Balin's tomb in Moria.

[edit] Title page

The title page contains an inscription in Tengwar:

In the Treason of Isengard the story of the Fellowship of the Ring is traced from Rivendell through Moria and the Land of Lothlorien to the time[?] of its ending at Calembel beside Anduin the Great River, then is told of the return of Gandalf Mithrandir, of the meeting of the hobbits with Fangorn and of the war upon the Riders of Rohan by the traitor Saruman.

[edit] Contents

  • Foreword
  • I "Gandalf's Delay"
  • II "The Fourth Phase (1): From Hobbiton to Bree"
  • III "The Fourth Phase (2): From Bree to the Ford of Rivendell"
  • IV "Of Hamilcar, Gandalf, and Saruman"
  • V "Bilbo's Song at Rivendell: Errantry and Eärendillinwë"
  • VI "The Council of Elrond (1)"
  • VII "The Council of Elrond (2)"
  • VIII "The Ring Goes South"
  • IX "The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria"
  • X "The Mines of Moria (2): The Bridge"
  • XI "The Story Foreseen from Moria"
  • XII "Lothlórien"
  • XIII "Galadriel"
  • XIV "Farewell to Lórien"
  • XV "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings"
  • XVI "The Story Foreseen from Lórien"
  • XVII "The Great River"
  • XVIII "The Breaking of the Fellowship"
  • XIX "The Departure of Boromir"
  • XX "The Riders of Rohan"
  • XXI "The Uruk-hai"
  • XXII "Treebeard"
  • XXIII "Notes on Various Topics"
  • XXIV "The White Rider"
  • XXV "The Story Foreseen from Fangorn"
  • XXVI "The King of the Golden Hall"
  • Appendix on Runes

[edit] Publication History and Image Gallery

1989, Unwin Hyman 1st ed.; hardcover  
1989, Houghton Mifflin; hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-0044403968  
1992, Grafton 1st paperback ed.; ISBN 0261102206; Cover illustration by Roger Garland  
1993, HarperCollins; ISBN 0261102206; Cover illustration by John Howe  
2000, Mariner Books; ISBN 978-0618083589; Cover illustration by Alan Lee  
2002, HarperCollins; paperback; ISBN 0261102206; Cover illustration by John Howe  
2010, HarperCollins; reissue, hardcover  

[edit] External links

The History of Middle-earth series
The Book of Lost Tales Part One · The Book of Lost Tales Part Two · The Lays of Beleriand · The Shaping of Middle-earth · The Lost Road and Other Writings · The Return of the Shadow · The Treason of Isengard · The War of the Ring · Sauron Defeated · Morgoth's Ring · The War of the Jewels · The Peoples of Middle-earth · Index