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TCG Letter #62 / Carpenter Letter #47

J.R.R. Tolkien
Stanley Unwin
7 December 1942
Unwin had written to say that Foyle’s bookshop in London would be issuing The Hobbit as part of their Children's Book club, which enabled Allen and Unwin to reprint the book (most desirable since an air-raid had destroyed their previous stock of copies).

Tolkien asked if, in the present situation, he should try to finish the sequel to The Hobbit. He had worked on it intermittently since 1938, with interruptions from official work, domestic work, and "Civil Defense". It was nearing completion and he hoped to complete it early next year.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 58, p. 437 (Carpenter notes)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 91-2, p. 622 (notas de Carpenter)
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. 370 note 25

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