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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
Tolkien tells Sir Patrick Browne of the price of fame, and his views of being a cult figure: it is not at all pleasant. It makes him feel small and inadequate, though he feels flattered.  
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Tolkien told Sir Patrick Browne of the price of fame, and his views of being a cult figure: it was not at all pleasant. It mades him feel small and inadequate, though he felt flattered.  
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
* The fragment chosen is the second part of the actual letter. The [[Pieter Collier|Tolkien Library]] has a picture of the full letter, and [[Humphrey Carpenter]]'s correspondence, [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/sdebelder/images/LotrLetter12.jpg online].
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* The fragment chosen was the second part of the actual letter. The [[Pieter Collier|Tolkien Library]] has a picture of the full letter, and [[Humphrey Carpenter]]'s correspondence, [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/sdebelder/images/LotrLetter12.jpg online].
 
* Though the "Sir Patrick Browne" is not identified in ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'', it is quite probably [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sir-patrick-browne-1360765.html Patrick Browne], a judge, since Tolkien addresses him as such ("Dear judge") in the full copy.  
 
* Though the "Sir Patrick Browne" is not identified in ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'', it is quite probably [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sir-patrick-browne-1360765.html Patrick Browne], a judge, since Tolkien addresses him as such ("Dear judge") in the full copy.  
 
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 336
RecipientSir Patrick Browne
Date23 May 1972
Subject(s)Fame

Letter 336 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien told Sir Patrick Browne of the price of fame, and his views of being a cult figure: it was not at all pleasant. It mades him feel small and inadequate, though he felt flattered.

Notes

  • The fragment chosen was the second part of the actual letter. The Tolkien Library has a picture of the full letter, and Humphrey Carpenter's correspondence, online.
  • Though the "Sir Patrick Browne" is not identified in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, it is quite probably Patrick Browne, a judge, since Tolkien addresses him as such ("Dear judge") in the full copy.