The Letters of JRR Tolkien

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  • Fascinating collection of letters from Tolkien’s correspondence
  • Collected and edited by Tolkien’s official biographer
  • Insights into the man, his magical world, plot summaries and more
  • Revised and expanded edition
  • With assistance from the beloved writer's son Christopher

A selection from Tolkien’s correspondence, collected and edited by Tolkien’s official biographer, Humphrey Carpenter, and assisted by Christopher Tolkien, was published in 1981. It presented, in Tolkien’s own words, a highly detailed portrait of the man in his many aspects: storyteller, scholar, Catholic, parent, friend, and observer of the world around him.

In this revised and expanded edition of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, it has been possible to go back to the editors’ original typescripts and notes, restoring more than 150 letters that were excised purely to achieve what was then deemed a “publishable length,” and present the book as originally intended.

Enthusiasts for his writings will find much that is new, for the letters not only include fresh information about Middle-earth, such as Tolkien’s own plot summary of the entirety of The Lord of the Rings and a vision for publishing his “Tales of the Three Ages,” but also many insights into the man and his world. In addition, this new selection will entertain anyone who appreciates the art of letter-writing, of which J.R.R. Tolkien was a master.

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  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carter & Christopher Tolkien
  • 480 Pages
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