The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Paperback)
  • The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Paperback)
zoom

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author)
£12.99
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 25/09/1995
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

A comprehensive collection of letters spanning the adult life (1914-1973) of one of the world's most famous storytellers.

`It is not possible even at great length to "pot" The Lord of the Rings in a paragraph or two. It was begun in 1936, and every part has been written many times... the labour has been colossal; and it must stand or fall, practically as it is.'

J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the most prolific letter writers of this century. Over the years he wrote to his publishers, his family, to friends (including C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden and Naomi Mitchison) and to fans of his books. The letters present a fascinating and highly detailed portrait of the man in many of his aspects: as storyteller, scholar, Catholic, parent and observer of the world around him. They also shed much light on his creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world - Middle-earth.
This collection will appeal not only to the legions of Tolkien fans, but will entertain anyone who appreciates the art of letter-writing, of which Tolkien was a master.

`I am nearly always written to as Tolkein (not by you): I do not know why, since it is pronounced by me always -keen.'

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780261102651
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`So rich, it reads like an autobiography'

You may also be interested in...

The Forget-Me-Not Girl
Added to basket
War and the Death of News
Added to basket
My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Born Lippy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Corfu Trilogy
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Accidental Spy
Added to basket
High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads
Added to basket
My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
Elon Musk
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Red Notice
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
Bowl. Sleep. Repeat.
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Life in the Garden
Added to basket
An Elephant in My Kitchen
Added to basket
Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.