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Letter 21

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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
In this fragment of a letter Tolkien asked if [[Stanley Unwin]]'s young son [[Rayner Unwin|Rayner]] would care to read a typed version of ''[[A Long Expected Party]]'', the first chapter of what would become ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Rayner was, he remarked, a "a very reliable critic".
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In this fragment of a letter Tolkien asked Furth if [[Stanley Unwin]]'s young son [[Rayner Unwin|Rayner]] would care to read a typed version of ''[[A Long Expected Party]]'', the first chapter of what would become ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Rayner was, he remarked, a "a very reliable critic".
 
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 21
RecipientCharles Furth,[1] Allen & Unwin
Date1 February 1938
Subject(s)The Lord of the Rings

Letter 21 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

In this fragment of a letter Tolkien asked Furth if Stanley Unwin's young son Rayner would care to read a typed version of A Long Expected Party, the first chapter of what would become The Lord of the Rings. Rayner was, he remarked, a "a very reliable critic".

References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 212