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Letter to Stanley Unwin

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'''Stanley Unwin 30 April 1954''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Stanley Unwin]], written on [[30 April]], [[1954]].<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 429</ref>
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On [[30 April]] [[1954]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to [[Stanley Unwin]]'''.<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 429</ref>
  
 
*'''Subject:''' [[Wikipedia:Richard Hughes (writer)|Richard Hughes]]'s opinion of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
*'''Subject:''' [[Wikipedia:Richard Hughes (writer)|Richard Hughes]]'s opinion of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter appears in ''[[Sotheby's Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions, Presentation Copies, Autograph Letters and Literary Manuscripts]]''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55610|articlename=Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions. 1973|dated=|website=TB|accessed=3 January 2012}}</ref>
 
*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter appears in ''[[Sotheby's Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions, Presentation Copies, Autograph Letters and Literary Manuscripts]]''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55610|articlename=Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions. 1973|dated=|website=TB|accessed=3 January 2012}}</ref>
 
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==Transcription==
Dear Unwin,
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{{blockquote|Dear Unwin,<br/><br/>It was most kind of you to send me a copy of Richard Hughes' remarks. It has done much to lighten the despondency into which I have fallen. 1953 and 54 have been specially unkind to me in providing every kind of obstacle to my giving proper attention to the ''Lord of the Rings''.<br/><br/>It should be an honour and advantage to be reviewed by Hughes, and I hope he will manage it.<br/><br/>With best wishes,<br/><br/>Yours sincerely<br/><br/>Ronald Tolkien.}}
 
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It was most kind of you to send me a copy of Richard Hughes' remarks. It has done much to lighten the despondency into which I have fallen. 1953 and 54 have been specially unkind to me in providing every kind of obstacle to my giving proper attention to the ''Lord of the Rings''.
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It should be an honour and advantage to be reviewed by Hughes, and I hope he will manage it.
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With best wishes,
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Yours sincerely
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Ronald Tolkien.
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Latest revision as of 21:53, 17 June 2014

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On 30 April 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Stanley Unwin.[1]

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Dear Unwin,

It was most kind of you to send me a copy of Richard Hughes' remarks. It has done much to lighten the despondency into which I have fallen. 1953 and 54 have been specially unkind to me in providing every kind of obstacle to my giving proper attention to the
Lord of the Rings.

It should be an honour and advantage to be reviewed by Hughes, and I hope he will manage it.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely

Ronald Tolkien.

[edit] References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 429
  2. "Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions. 1973" , TolkienBooks.net (accessed 3 January 2012)