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Letter 62

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 62
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date23 April 1944
Subject(s)Rapid progress on The Two Towers

Letter 62 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien had read his second chapter, Passage of the Dead Marshes, to Lewis and Williams and reported that they approved of it. He was nearly done with a third chapter: Gates of the Land of Shadow. He had written three chapters when he only meant to write one. Soon however he would have to wrench away to tackle exam-papers and lectures.