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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 16, The Final Letters Summary

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Chapter 16, The Final Letters Summary and Analysis

During these last 80 pages of text, it is noticeable that most of the letters JRR Tolkien wrote that have been included are to relatives. He wrote to both his son and to his grandson. In one of the letters to his grandson he writes about 'his fame' and how now and then he receives some marvelous boost to his ego. Even in 1965, the receipt of a piece of actual fan mail boosted his spirits.

Later in the same year, 1965, a woman bought a used book and grew suspicious. She was suspicious that the previous owner of the book might have been JRR Tolkien. This was evidenced by a section of peculiar handwritten scripts on the book. The woman bravely wrote to the author in an effort to differentiate between the facts and her fantasies. She learned that her suspicions...

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