skip to content
Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien : a selection Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien : a selection

Author: J R R Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: London ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
'...If you wanted to go on from the end of The Hobbit I think the ring would be your inevitable choice as the link. If then you wanted a large tale, the Ring would at once acquire a capital letter; and the Dark Lord would immediately appear. As he did, unasked, on the hearth at Bag End as soon as I came to that point. So the essential Quest started at once. But I met a lot of things along the way that astonished me.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 0048260053 9780048260055
OCLC Number: 8628512
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 463 p., [1] leaf of plates : facsim. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Humphrey Carpenter, with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.

Abstract:

'...If you wanted to go on from the end of The Hobbit I think the ring would be your inevitable choice as the link. If then you wanted a large tale, the Ring would at once acquire a capital letter; and the Dark Lord would immediately appear. As he did, unasked, on the hearth at Bag End as soon as I came to that point. So the essential Quest started at once. But I met a lot of things along the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner of the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than Frodo did. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothlorien no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there.' -- J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955 J.R.R. Tolkien, cherished author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was one of the twentieth century's most prolific letter writers. Over the years he wrote a mass of letters -- to his publishers, his family, to friends, and to fans of his books -- which record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events. By turns thoughtful, impish, scholarly, impassioned, playful, vigorous, and gentle, Tolkien poured his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world. From this collection one sees a mind of immense complexity and many layers -- artistic, religious, charmingly eccentric, sentimental, and ultimately brilliant ... this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world -- Middle-earth.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8628512>
library:oclcnum"8628512"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/8628512>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973"
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973"
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973."
schema:sameAs<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79005673>
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
<http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973"
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973"
schema:name"Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973."
schema:sameAs<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79005673>
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"1981"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/196651996>
schema:genre"Records and correspondence"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien : a selection"
schema:numberOfPages"463"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8628512>
schema:reviewBody"'...If you wanted to go on from the end of The Hobbit I think the ring would be your inevitable choice as the link. If then you wanted a large tale, the Ring would at once acquire a capital letter; and the Dark Lord would immediately appear. As he did, unasked, on the hearth at Bag End as soon as I came to that point. So the essential Quest started at once. But I met a lot of things along the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner of the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than Frodo did. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothlorien no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there.' -- J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955 J.R.R. Tolkien, cherished author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was one of the twentieth century's most prolific letter writers. Over the years he wrote a mass of letters -- to his publishers, his family, to friends, and to fans of his books -- which record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events. By turns thoughtful, impish, scholarly, impassioned, playful, vigorous, and gentle, Tolkien poured his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world. From this collection one sees a mind of immense complexity and many layers -- artistic, religious, charmingly eccentric, sentimental, and ultimately brilliant ... this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world -- Middle-earth."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.