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TCG Letter #407 / Carpenter Letter #159


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Dora Marshall
Date
3 March 1955
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien stated that it took several years to get The Lord of the Rings published. He found it an unfailing delight to find his belief justified: that the "fairy-story" is really an adult genre with a starving audience.

Tolkien said that he knew Charles Williams well in his last years. Lewis, pleased with Williams' writings, had put himself and Tolkien in touch with him. Tolkien also got to know him better because Williams came to Oxford during the War.
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Silke Anzinger, "Von Troja nach Gondor.Tolkiens „The Lord of the Rings“ als Epos in vergilischer Tradition," in Vestigia Vergiliana: Vergil-Rezeption in der Neuzeit edited by Thorsten Burkard , Markus Schauer and Claudia Wiener. (2010) pp. 363-401. p. 368 note 21


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