Such a book has of course its predestined readers, even now more numerous and more critical than is always realised. To them a reviewer need say little, except that here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) English writer, literary scholar, lay theologian [Clive Staples Lewis]
“The Gods Return to Earth,” Time and Tide (14 Aug 1954)

Book review of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. Full text.

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