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Letter 18

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Letter 18 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


This fragment of a letter, dated October 23, 1937, was sent to Stanley Unwin. Unwin had called him a genius, and added that he doesn't say that to everybody - in fact, it was the first time in thirty years. Tolkien thanks him, and tells him that he would start writing on something soon.


  • This fragment is only two sentences long.
  • Tolkien was working on several writings, the most prominent of them being The Father Christmas Letters.