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Letter to George Sayer (28 November 1963)

On 28 November 1963, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to George Sayer.[1][2][3]

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"A Catholic could not possibly say anything sincere about Jack's books without giving widespread offence"

"But then Jack [C. S. Lewis] never sent me anything. Not even of Screwtape Letters which he dedicated to me (without permission). I was wryly amused to learn from the Daily Telegraph that 'Lewis was never (sic) himself very fond of this work'. I after/often [this word is especially hard to discern] wondered why the dedication was made. Now I know—or should."

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References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 612
  2. "20th-Century Books and Manuscripts. 2001", TolkienBooks.net (accessed 22 June 2013)
  3. Sale 9261, "Autograph letter signed ('Ronald Tolkien') to George Sayer, Headington, Oxford, 28 November 1963", Christies (accessed 21 August 2020)