The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Book - 2006
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J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the most prolific letter writers of this century. Over the years he wrote to his publishers, his family, to friends (including C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden and Naomi Mitchison) and to fans of his books. The letters present a fascinating and highly detailed portrait of the man in many of his aspects: as storyteller, scholar, Catholic, parent and observer of the world around him. They also shed much light on his creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world; Middle-earth. This collection will appeal not only to the legions of Tolkien fans, but will entertain anyone who appreciates the art of letter-writing, of which Tolkien was a master.
Publisher: London :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2006]
Branch Call Number: 823.912 TOL
Characteristics: 502 pages ;,20 cm.
Notes: Reprinted with expanded index. - Originally published: London : Allen & Unwin, 1981.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 434-453) and index.


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Jan 08, 2019

It was definitely interesting getting to read these. There's so much history and information in this book, and within these letters. If you're a Tolkien fan of any level, it'd be a good idea to check these out.

Jul 01, 2018

The Tolkien Society of Kansas City ( is currently reading Tolkien's Letters, scheduled to finish the last of them and discuss all or most of them during our August gathering.

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