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TCG Letter #398 / Carpenter Letter #151

J.R.R. Tolkien
Hugh Brogan
18 September 1954
Tolkien shares thoughts on the fascination of The Lord of the Rings. The author hopes to include an upcoming note on translation. The letter ends with thanks for the reader's support and a discussion about the book's price and illustrations.

In the 2023 revised edition of Letters, Tolkien opens with an apology for not answering several letters, and not letting Brogan know of the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring. He mentions that the books are not a "trilogy" as the publisher called them, but a single tale, and then laments about how most reviews are negative in one way or another.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), 185-86, pp. 444-45 (Carpenter notes)
J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, p. 61 (see items 166-71), 79. p. 79 (see item 230)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 288-91, p. 634 (notas de Carpenter)

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