theparisreview: “Only years later, at a tenth or a twentieth reading, will they begin to realise what deft scholarship and profound reflection have gone to make everything in it so ripe, so friendly, and in its own way so true. Prediction is dangerous: but The Hobbit may well prove a classic.”  C. S. Lewis’s 1937 review of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

theparisreview:

“Only years later, at a tenth or a twentieth reading, will they begin to realise what deft scholarship and profound reflection have gone to make everything in it so ripe, so friendly, and in its own way so true. Prediction is dangerous: but The Hobbit may well prove a classic.” 

C. S. Lewis’s 1937 review of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.