Dissension among judges (column). Philip Toynbee 1961 review predicts Tolkien's demise. First Edition.

By: Philip Toynbee

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First Edition. August 6, 1961 London Observer newspaper. When the Lord of the Rings was first published in the mid 1950s, reviews were mixed, but mostly positive. In 1961 a negative review contained a statement about the literary marketplace that is surely the most erroneous in history. Philip Toynbee, prominent literary critic, wrote in his column that Tolkien's books ?have passed into a merciful oblivion." What actually happened? The Lord of the Rings became the best-selling fiction book in history (sales 150,000,000) and The Hobbit reached a tie for fourth with sales of 100,000,000. Now the collector who has everything can have an original copy of the newspaper carrying this column.This is the entire newspaper in VG condition. It comes boxed with a certificate of authenticity from a firm that markets British vintage newspapers. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings

Title: Dissension among judges (column). Philip Toynbee 1961 review predicts Tolkien's demise. First Edition.

Author Name: Philip Toynbee

Categories: Inklings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Observer: 1961

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 039648