Tolkien Collector's Guide
Sign In
Tolkien Collector's Guide
Important links:

Guide to Tolkien's Letters
-
Winner of the 2019 Tolkien Society award for Best Website

Letters
X
Next Previous
(did you mean Carpenter's Letter #137?)

TCG Letter #137


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Charles Furth
Date
25 April 1937
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien writes back to Furth in regards to the dustjacket design for The Hobbit. Furth wrote on April 15th that the pink hue that Tolkien put on the mountains make them look "a trifle[!] like a cake." Tolkien has redrawn the jacket in the correct size to fit the book this time, and removed the pink from the mountains but the sun and dragon are still red. He also returns his original paper model of the jacket design, but leave final design decisions to Furth.Quotes from the letter appears in The Hobbit 50th Anniversary commemorative booklet, and in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.[1]

The letter is kept at the Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archive.

1 Quotes from the letter appears in The Hobbit 50th Anniversary commemorative booklet, and in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.
Tags
Related Letters
References
"In 1937 alone Tolkien wrote 26 letters to George Allen & Unwin and received 31 letters in return. On Tolkien’s part these were all in handwriting...", Remembrancer, p. 75


Next Previous
Jump to Last
All original content ©2024 by the submitting authors. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us