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Letter 161

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 161
RecipientRayner Unwin
DateApril 14, 1955
Subject(s)Map difficulties for The Lord of the Rings

Letter 161 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


The map is hell, proclaimed Tolkien, saying that he had not been careful with distances and that the large scale map simply revealed all the chinks in the armour. He thought he might have to abandon it for the upcoming publication.