The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien - 1914-1939. Early Years to The Hobbit. (Letters 1-38)

June 5, 2005 - June 26, 2005

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I. Letters 1-17. Early Years and Publication of The Hobbit

by erather, June 5-10, 2005

What did you learn from "Letters?" <N.E. Brigand> [6/4/2005 @ 21:43] (11/21)

Introduction [6/5/2005 @ 14:40] (7/10)

#s 1-4, 16 "My Edith Darling" [6/6/2005 @ 12:17] (10/32)

#5, The Breaking of a Fellowship [6/7/2005 @ 12:48] (11/20)

#s 6-8, An Academic Career [6/8/2005 @ 13:12] (5/9)

#s 9-13 The Author as Illustrator [6/9/2005 @ 13:36] (8/18)

#s14-15, 17 "I cannot think of anything more to say about hobbits." [6/10/2005 @ 13:18] (11/19)

 

II. Letters 18-28. Reception of The Hobbit and Beginning a Sequel

by squire, June 13-17, 2005

Introduction [6/13/2005 @ 7:39] (5/6)

[19, 25] “I’ll make a million from The Silmarillion!” [6/13/2005 @ 8:52] (11/22)

[20, 22, 26] “The demand for The Hobbit became so acute with the...Christmas orders that we had to rush the reprint through.” [6/14/2005 @ 7:41] (7/14)

[25] “I am as susceptible as a dragon to flattery” regarding The Hobbit. [6/15/2005 @ 8:45] (6/16)

[27] “If you need drawings of hobbits . . . I must leave it in the hands of someone who can draw.” [6/15/2005 @ 8:46] (11/19)

[18, 20-22] “I have written the first chapter of a new story about Hobbits.” [6/16/2005 @ 7:44] (9/17)

[23-24, 26, 28] “The sequel to The Hobbit has now progressed as far as the end of the third chapter.” [6/17/2005 @ 8:35] (7/20)

[24, 26] Out of the Silent Planet: “I found the blend of vera historica with mythos irresistible.” [6/17/2005 @ 23:36] (15/46)

 

III. Letters 29-38. Progress on LOTR; German inquiry into his race.

by Finding Frodo, June 19-26, 2005

Week 3 of "Letters" starts tomorrow! [6/19/2005 @ 23:22] (0/0)

[29-30] Shaking the family tree [6/20/2005 @ 23:27] (6/24)

[31, 33-37] The sequel to The Hobbit [6/21/2005 @ 23:45] (3/12)

[31, 33-34, 36] It looks like Mr Bliss [6/22/2005 @ 23:30] (2/2)

[32, 38] It never rains but pours [6/24/2005 @ 1:29] (3/5)

Summary/Open Discussion [6/26/2005 @ 23:48] (6/6)

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