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(did you mean Carpenter's Letter #35?)

TCG Letter #35 / Carpenter Letter #31

J.R.R. Tolkien
C.A. Furth
24 July 1938
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien bemoans The Hobbit being published in 1937 over 1938. His work pressure has left him hard-pressed to get into actions on the sequel.

Tolkien has worked on Farmer Giles of Ham and it is now much longer, around 50%. He read it recently to his friends in the Lovelace SocietyEssay club at Worcester College, Oxford[1] and it was enjoyed very much.

He mentions that Mr. Bliss could possibly be published if GA&U had any interest.

1 Essay club at Worcester College, Oxford
Related Letters
A complete 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), pp. 38-9, p. 436 (Carpenter note)
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), p. 232, see also p. 227 entry for '14 February 1938' and p. 845 note for 14 February 1938
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 60-1, p. 619 (notas de Carpenter)

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