J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography - Part 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 7 Summary and Analysis

Part 7, "1959-1973: Last Years", Chapter 1, "Headington," continues with Tolkien becoming adjusted to fame, which greatly puzzled him. People began to call all hours of the day and night, and send cards, letters and gifts. The most disturbing events were when people would take photos through the windows and into the house.

The money was coming in and Tolkien found that he would not have to worry about funds ever again. Tolkien has already retired early from Oxford and planned to spend his retirement working on unfinished projects.

The relationship with Lewis deteriorated further when Lewis married Joy Davidson. Tolkien disapproved for a number of reasons and was also jealous of the relationship. Oddly enough, it was Edith who befriended Joy Lewis.

Tolkien kept busy but was often solitary and somewhat lonely. After a while, the author's concentration waned and he found...

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