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Letter 47
Date December 7 1942
Recipient Stanley Unwin
Important Notes

Letter 47 is the forty-seventh letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Unwin had kept in touch with say that Foyle's bookshop in London would be issuing The Hobbit as a feature of their Children's Book club, which empowered Allen and Unwin to republish the book (most alluring subsequent to an air-strike had demolished their past load of duplicates).

Tolkien inquired as to whether, in the current circumstance, he ought to attempt to complete the spin-off of The Hobbit. He had dealt with it discontinuously since 1938, with interferences from authority work, local work, and "Common Defense". It was nearing finishing and he would have liked to finish it ahead of schedule one year from now. He had hesitations however in light of the fact that it was long, infrequently more disturbing than The Hobbit, and truth be told not an "adolescent" by any means. It had come to Chapter 31 and would require no less than six all the more (officially portrayed). Would an "epic" be considered under current circumstances? Would Unwin need to hold up until it was all done? It had the regard of his children and C.S. Lewis, yet it was an issue of paper, mass and business sector! It required two maps.

The blazing of The Hobbit was a blow, however Tolkien censured himself for not communicating his sensitivity for their misfortune.

Tolkien asked if Unwin would consider a volume of shorter stories with verses. He said that Farmer Giles of Ham had satisfied a substantial number of youngsters and grown-ups. In the event that too short he could include maybe a couple stories and "Tom Bombadil".

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