The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
Ed.; Humphrey Carpenter
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Tolkien belonged to a generation of prodigious letter writers. From this unusual selection we see a mind of rich complexity: artistic, religious, charmingly eccentric, sentimental, and ultimately brilliant.
As he wrestles with the creation of the characters for his Lord of the Rings trilogy in particular, his comments to friends make fascinating reading.
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