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Letter 173

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[October 24]], [[1955]], was written to Katherine Farrer. It discusses the publishing of ''[[The Return of the King]]'' on [[October 20]] and the O'Donnell lecture on [[October 21]]. Tolkien is well pleased with the reception, but does not think it will cause a new trend in literature<ref>We can now safely say he did...</ref>. He is pleased with the published ''The Return of the King'', but feels it incomplete if there was nothing on [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]] and [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]].<ref>He is probably referring to ''[[The Epilogue]]'', as published in ''[[Sauron Defeated]]''. It was going to be included, but was considered too anti-climactic.</ref>
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Tolkien tells of the publishing of ''[[The Return of the King]]'' on [[October 20]] and the O'Donnell lecture on [[October 21]]. Tolkien is well pleased with the reception, but does not think it will cause a new trend in literature.<ref>We can now safely say he did...</ref> He is pleased with the published ''The Return of the King'', but feels it incomplete if there was nothing on [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]] and [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]].<ref>He is probably referring to ''[[The Epilogue]]'', as published in ''[[Sauron Defeated]]''. It was going to be included, but was considered too anti-climactic.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:43, 31 August 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 173
RecipientKatherine Farrer
DateOctober 24, 1955
Subject(s)The Return of the King, publication

Letter 173 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien tells of the publishing of The Return of the King on October 20 and the O'Donnell lecture on October 21. Tolkien is well pleased with the reception, but does not think it will cause a new trend in literature.[1] He is pleased with the published The Return of the King, but feels it incomplete if there was nothing on Samwise and Elanor.[2]

Notes

  1. We can now safely say he did...
  2. He is probably referring to The Epilogue, as published in Sauron Defeated. It was going to be included, but was considered too anti-climactic.