Dustwrapper - grey wove
Although the review extract included on the dustwrapper is credited to , it is actually from - from a review of
in the 20 August 1954 issue.
...To have created so enthralling an epic- romance, with its own mythology, with such diversity of scene and character, such
imaginative largesse in invention and description, and such supernatural meaning underlying the wealth of incident, is a most
remarkable feat. Mr Tolkien is one of those born story-tellers who makes his readers as eager as wide-eyed children for
more. His style, in prose and verse, is fresh and fluent, and equally apt to the expression of unearthly beauty, homely humour
or stark horror.'