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Letter 82

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 82
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date30 September 1944
Subject(s)Revising the The Lord of the Rings

Letter 82 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 just returned from a very poor production of "Arms and the Man". While at the theatre he saw C. Williams with the lady who was typing Ring and hoped to send Christopher more of it soon. If not for Christopher seeing it he did not think he should write more, being engaged in revision. Now that it was old enough for a detached view he thought the chapter, "King of the Golden Hall"[1] was rather good.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"