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Letter 22

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| subject=''[[The Hobbit]]''<br>''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This letter, dated [[February 4]], [[1938]], was addressed to C.A. Furth of [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]. Tolkien enclosed the first version of ''[[A Long-expected Party]]'', the first chapter of the "[[The Lord of the Rings|sequel]]" to ''[[The Hobbit]]''. He also mentions receiving a letter by a boy from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston%2C_Lincolnshire Boston, Lincs], with a list of ''errata'' (mistakes). [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]], who was in bed with a bad heart, was offered two pennies for every mistake he managed to find on top of that list. Tolkien encloses both the lists, in the hope that they may be required one day.
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This letter, dated [[February 4]], [[1938]], was addressed to C.A. Furth of [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]. Tolkien encloses a copy of ''[[A Long-expected Party]]'', the first chapter of the ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (presumably for [[Letter 21|review by Rayner Unwin]]).  
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This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented "study" of his father's works.
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He also mentions receiving a letter from a young reader with a list of ''errata'' to ''[[The Hobbit]]''. Subsequently he tasked his youngest son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]], who was ill at the time, with finding any more, paying him twopence per mistake. Tolkien encloses both the lists, in the hope that they may one day be required.
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==Notes==
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* This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented "study" of his father's works.
 
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Revision as of 20:46, 12 August 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 22
RecipientC.A. Furth of Allen & Unwin
Date4 February 1938
Subject(s)The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings

Letter 22 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

This letter, dated February 4, 1938, was addressed to C.A. Furth of Allen & Unwin. Tolkien encloses a copy of A Long-expected Party, the first chapter of the The Lord of the Rings (presumably for review by Rayner Unwin).

He also mentions receiving a letter from a young reader with a list of errata to The Hobbit. Subsequently he tasked his youngest son Christopher, who was ill at the time, with finding any more, paying him twopence per mistake. Tolkien encloses both the lists, in the hope that they may one day be required.

Notes

  • This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented "study" of his father's works.