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Stanley Unwin

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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]].
 
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]].
  
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Sir Stanley Unwin in 1946. Photo: Walter Stoneman, © National Portrait Gallery

Sir Stanley Unwin (19 December 188413 October 1968) was a British publisher who co-founded the George Allen and Unwin house on 4 August 1914.

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.

Bibliography, selected

  • 1960: The Truth about a Publisher (includes mention of the publishing of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)

See Also