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Topic: GONE -THANKS - J.R.R. Tolkien Reads The Hobbit ++ ~ Hard To Find Audio Book

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Subject: GONE -THANKS - J.R.R. Tolkien Reads The Hobbit ++ ~ Hard To Find Audio Book
Date Posted: 12/13/2008 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2008
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Hello,

Unpostable but hard to find actual recording made by Tolkien himself back in 1952!

"This audio is based on a tape recording that Tolkien made in August 1952.  The Lord of the Rings, on which he'd worked for more than 14 years, had been refused by publishers and he has almost given up hope of ever seeing it in print.  But this recording made him believe in it again - enough to prompt him to send it to a former pupil who had become a pubisher..."

One audio cassette containing excerpts from The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring as well as an "unpublished poem that was apparently originally intended for inclusion in The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter VII, The Mirror of Galadriel."

You don't get a chance to hear Tolkien read portions of his classic work in his own voice!  Withdrawn library item with no box.

Please buddy me 2 credits if interested and pm me as well.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!     Patrick   bossajake

 

it's taken - thanks



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