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Letter 57

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 57
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date30 March 1944
Subject(s)C.S. Lewis pressing Tolkien to finish The Lord of the Rings

Letter 57 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien had seen the Lewis brothers the day before and lunched with C.S. Lewis. The indefatigable Lewis read part of a new story and put pressure on him that Tolkien needed to finish his. Tolkien said he would respond but "vacation" was half gone and the examinations wood only just cleared.