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Tolkien letter reveals poor sales of The Hobbit

October 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm by Demosthenes  - 

A letter from JRR Tolkien to Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome has revealed the author’s concerns about sales of The Hobbit.

Tolkien said he would send a revised edition to Ransome “if there is a reprint”, adding “sales are not very great”. The letter forms part of a collection of Tolkien’s writing held at the University of Leeds — where he taught.

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Posted in Characters, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Tolkien on October 16, 2012 by
Source: BBC News

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