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This Day in History: FotR Published in 1954? NOPE!

August 26, 2000 at 1:59 pm by Tookish  - 

Barliman’s chatroom regular Ugluk found this in his mail today:

On this day in 1954 the first book of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings was published. Nobody much noticed. Source: The Daily Mail

Sometimes it takes a while for a good thing to receive its due. I haven’t been able to confirm this anywhere else, so if you can please drop a line. Thanks Ugluk for the tip!

UPDATE: Robert refered me to page 183 of The Letters of JRR Tolkien where I find this, “…The Fellowship of the Ring, was published on 29 July 1954.” Sounds definitive to me, thanks Robert!

Posted in Old Main News on August 26, 2000 by
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