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TCG Letter #654 / Carpenter Letter #281


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Rayner Unwin
Date
15 December 1965
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien writes about a new UK paperback edition of The Hobbit. He comments on replacing the note explaining Bilbo's changed story and the two Thrains with some answers to frequently asked questions. He suggests a small change to the map to mark the ruined bridge at the first great bend of the river. He notes that the pictures in the Japanese Hobbit he has just received are "in many ways astonishing".

Additional quotes from this letter appear in Chronology. The original letter is in the Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archives, HarperCollins.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 364-66, p. 452 (Carpenter notes)
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), pp. 682-3, see also p. 843 (entry for '1936').
Craig A. Boyd, "Nolo Heroizari: Tolkien and Aquinas on the Humble Journey of Master Samwise" in Christianity & Literature 2019, Vol. 68(4), p. 618
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 519-20, p. 645 (notas de Carpenter)


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