eucatastrophe

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English author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who wrote books like The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955), as a British Army officer in 1916. Tolkien coined the word eucatastrophe in a 1944 letter.

eu- +‎ catastrophe, coined in a 1944 letter by English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973).[1]

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eucatastrophe (plural eucatastrophes)

  1. (literature) A catastrophe (dramatic event leading to plot resolution) that results in the protagonist's well-being. [from 1944]

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