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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 336
RecipientSir Patrick Browne
Date23 May 1972

Letter 336 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Patrick Browne 23 May 1972.jpg

Tolkien tells Sir Patrick Browne of the price of fame, and his views of being a cult figure: it is not at all pleasant. It makes him feel small and inadequate, though he feels flattered.


  • The fragment chosen was the second part of the actual letter. The Tolkien Library has a picture of the full letter, and Humphrey Carpenter's correspondence, online.[1]
  • Though the "Sir Patrick Browne" is not identified in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, it is quite probably Patrick Browne, a judge, since Tolkien addresses him as such ("Dear judge") in the full copy.


  1. "#SDB002 -First Edition set (4/1/2) with published Tolkien letter", Tolkien Library (accessed 21 May 2012)