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The Inklings (book)

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The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends
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AuthorHumphrey Carpenter
PublisherGeorge Allen and Unwin
ReleasedOctober 1978
FormatHardback in dustwrapper
Pages287
ISBN0048090115

The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends is a book by Humphrey Carpenter, originally published in 1978.

Includes a large number of previously unpublished extracts from letters and other writings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Also includes a reproduction of a note to Dr. Warfield M. Firor from the Inklings, to which Tolkien added his name and a potted four line biography.

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Part One
  1. 'Oh for the people who speak one's own language'
  2. 'What? You too?'
  3. Mythopoeia
  4. 'The sort of thing a man might say'
Part Two
  1. C.W.
  2. 'A tremendous flow of words'
Part Three
  1. 'They are good for my mind'
  2. 'We had nothing to say to one another'
  3. Thursday evenings
  4. 'A fox that isn't there'
  5. 'Hwart! we Inclinga'
Part Four
  1. 'No one turned up'
  2. Till We Have Faces

Appendix

A. Biographical Notes
B. Bibliography
C. Sources of quotations
D. Acknowledgements