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The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien : a selection

Author: J R R Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Houghton Mifflin pbk. editionView all editions and formats
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' ... 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal correspondence
Autobiographies
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.
(DLC) 00036939
(OCoLC)43787013
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 9780544363793 0544363795
OCLC Number: 872553812
Description: 1 online resource (502 pages)
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Humphrey Carpenter, with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.
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' ... 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. Now newly expanded with a detailed index, 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.

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