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Stanley Unwin

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Sir '''Stanley Unwin''' (19 December 1884 – 13 October [[1968]]) was a British publisher, founder of the [[Allen and Unwin|George Allen and Unwin]] house in [[4 August]] [[1914]]. This published serious and sometimes controversial authors like Bertrand Russell and Mahatma Gandhi.
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Sir '''Stanley Unwin''' (19 December 1884 – 13 October [[1968]]) was a British publisher who co-founded the [[Allen and Unwin|George Allen and Unwin]] house on [[4 August]] [[1914]]. This published serious and sometimes controversial authors like Bertrand Russell and Mahatma Gandhi.
  
 
In [[1936]] [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] submitted ''[[The Hobbit]]'' for publication, and Unwin paid his ten-year-old son [[Rayner Unwin|Rayner]] a few pence to write a report on the manuscript. Rayner's favourable response prompted Unwin to publish the book. Once the book became a success Unwin asked Tolkien for a sequel, which eventually became ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
In [[1936]] [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] submitted ''[[The Hobbit]]'' for publication, and Unwin paid his ten-year-old son [[Rayner Unwin|Rayner]] a few pence to write a report on the manuscript. Rayner's favourable response prompted Unwin to publish the book. Once the book became a success Unwin asked Tolkien for a sequel, which eventually became ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
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Revision as of 09:31, 5 August 2014

Sir Stanley Unwin (19 December 1884 – 13 October 1968) was a British publisher who co-founded the George Allen and Unwin house on 4 August 1914. This published serious and sometimes controversial authors like Bertrand Russell and Mahatma Gandhi.

In 1936 J.R.R. Tolkien submitted The Hobbit for publication, and Unwin paid his ten-year-old son Rayner a few pence to write a report on the manuscript. Rayner's favourable response prompted Unwin to publish the book. Once the book became a success Unwin asked Tolkien for a sequel, which eventually became The Lord of the Rings.

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