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The annotated hobbit : the hobbit, or, There and back again

Author: J R R Tolkien; Douglas A Anderson
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Rev. and expanded ed.View all editions and formats
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The definitive edition of this beloved children's classic, featuring a wealth of accompanying illustrations and notes which take the reader further into both the story, and the tale of how it was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Commentaren (vorm)
Romans (teksten)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Douglas A Anderson
ISBN: 0007137273 9780007137275
OCLC Number: 743079750
Notes: Originally published in this ed.: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. - First ed. of The hobbit: London : Allen & Unwin, 1937.
Awards: Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: xii, 398 p., [8] p. pl. : ill. (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Content: An unexpected party --
Roast mutton --
A short rest --
Over hill and under hill --
Riddles in the dark --
Out of the frying-pan into the fire --
queer lodgings --
Flies and spiders --
Barrels out of bond --
A warm welcome --
On the doorstep --
Inside information --
Not at home --
Fire and water --
The gathering of the clouds --
A thief in the night --
The clouds burst --
The return journey --
The last stage. Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel The hobbit has deep roots in European folklore, mythology, and language. As a reader's introduction to Tolkien's Middle-earth, it contains references to the ancient history of this imaginary world which, though rarely explained, contribute greatly to the effect of Tolkien's art. This revised and expanded edition of The annotated hobbit unobtrusively and authoritatively illuminates the novel's antecedents and curiosities. Douglas Anderson has also collected here wonderful illustrations from all over the world. The many new annotations in this edition reflect more than a decade's additional scholarship on the history and evolution of The hobbit, and the annotations and illustrations are newly integrated with the core text in a handsome reader-friendly format. This edition also reproduces the fully corrected text of The hobbit as J.R.R. Tolkien approved it before his death, in 1973. Anderson has compared every page from every major edition of The hobbit with Tolkien's own last checking copy in the restoration work for this definitive edition.
Other Titles: Hobbit
Hobbit
There and back again
Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; ill. by the author.

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Not only fascinating, but useful. It makes of The Hobbit a kind of Tolkien handbook.The Washington PostHobbit fans will treasure it.The Denver Post

 
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