The 20th century's best-loved storyteller was also among its greatest letter writers! From reflections on The Hobbit to his friendship with C.S. Lewis, Tolkien poured forth fascinating dispatches to family, the famous, and unknown fans worldwide. Meet the man behind Middle-earth through his delightfully styled correspondence---alternately playful, tender, scholarly, and Christian. Chronologically arranged; includes a helpful index. Ages 14 and up. 502 pages, softcover from Houghton Mifflin.