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The fifth book in the History of Middle-earth series. It discusses an unfinished story, “The Lost Road”, for which the tale of the Fall of Númenor was first developed. It also includes the drafts of The Silmarillion prior to Tolkien’s temporary abandonment of that work at the end of the 1930s to focus on The Lord of the Rings. Finally, it includes The Etymologies, a very important collection of Elvish words and their derivations written in the mid-1930s, referenced separately in this lexicon (Ety, EtymAC).