Letter to Charles Calleja
From Tolkien Gateway
In 1966, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Charles Calleja.
- Contents: Tolkien explained that the second edition Hobbit was different to the original.
- Description: Typewritten letter with handwritten annotations, 2 pages, Oxford.
- Publication: None.
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“Being influenced by, or making use of, events or experience of one’s life (which is inevitable) has nothing to do with allegory.”
“You will not find it possible, I think, to acquire a copy of the first edition... they are very scarce, most of the stocks having perished in the London blitz.”
- ↑ Kristina Chetcuti, "A quest for The Hobbit" dated 24 December 2012, TimesofMalta.com (accessed 6 March 2014)