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1938

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February

  • 14 - J.R.R. Tolkien gives an invitational speech at the Lovelace Society, the essay club of Worcester College, Oxford. He reads them The Legend of Worming Hall, a story that would become Farmer Giles of Ham.

August

  • 31 - Tolkien submits the finished version of Farmer Giles of Ham to Allen and Unwin, but it is rejected.

October

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  • ? - The Hobbit is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
  • ? - E.V. Gordon dies.
Years
1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941