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Letter to G.E. Selby (1955/6)

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G.E. Selby c. 1955/6 is a a six-page letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to G.E. Selby, probably written in late 1955 or early 1956.[1]

  • Subject: Tolkien writes about the publication of The Lord of the Rings, which he says is not a trilogy and not an allegory. He also "comments on reviews, Frodo's failure, the Elvish languages, and the poem Errantry".[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 483
  2. "Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions.1977", (accessed 28 January 2013)
  3. "Autograph Letters. 1978", (accessed 28 January 2013)