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(did you mean Carpenter's Letter #32?)

TCG Letter #32 / Carpenter Letter #28

J.R.R. Tolkien
Stanley Unwin
June 4th 1938
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien thanks Stanley Unwin for the excellent news from America, where The Hobbit is selling well and it has won a prize of $250. Rayner's review of the first few tentative chapters of the sequel is appreciated, and Tolkien will try to have less "hobbit talk" though he does like it.

In an unpublished portionChronology, p. 231[1] , Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull note that Tolkien apologizes for issues with the Hall Beowulf for which he declined to edit, citing a lack of time. He regrets approving the proofs of Elaine Griffiths work and says that he should not have been so hasty to approve it.

Also in this unpublished section of the letter, Tolkien shares his lengthy and entirely negative opinions about the Clark Hall translation.

1 Chronology, p. 231
A photocopy of this letter was included in a 1987 press packet sent to a Blackwell's executive
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 36, p. 436 (Carpenter notes)
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), p. 231 (note that Hammond/Scull mention parts of the letter not published in 'Letters'.)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 58-9, p. 619 (notas de Carpenter)

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