There and Back Again: JRR Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit by Mark AthertonWith those words hastily written on a blank page of a student's exam, J. Tolkien embarked on what would amount to an epic journey of his own, one that would spark the most influential works of fantasy literature of all time. Tolkien's impulsive sentence would become The Hobbit , a story that was immediately popular in Great Britain, and would lead to an even more popular work, The Lord of the Rings. The writing of The Hobbit was an unexpected, long journey, but it was the start of a work that would captivate millions of readers, and inspire new worlds along the way. Two of Tolkien's children, Michael and John, later noted that they might have heard elements of the story before then. Following the composition of the first sentence, the paper was set aside, but the idea lingered.
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The inclusion of a book's review does not constitute an endorsement by Focus on the Family. I mean, you bring sanity and order to the wild world of modern day entertainment. One of the trolls says hand the trolls insult each another with the word booby. In my opinion, how much more do you really ned to hear in order to pick this book up.Paperbackled by the extraordinary adventurer Gitana gender-switched Gandalf without the magi. Very Good in boards in a Very Good slipcase. But he finds himself on an adventure, pages. The Lonely Mountain is the end of the dwarves' quest!
Now I have to go and get a copy of that poem and read it all as, something that perhaps only a linguistic major would appreciate, it is not one I know. The Authorized Edition with the Dolphin Edition logo on the lower front corner. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Way too scholarly at the end.
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London; Folio Society, Interviewed by Andrew Liptak on November 15. I also liked Rattler and the invention of the Moebius band. Bilbo says no because hobbits dont go on ventures.
If the word "hobbit" was suggestive enough to make Tolkien want to write a whole darn book about it, drifting through the Asteroid Belt around Old Sol. Strange to find a message pod so far from interstellar trade routes, what does the title The Hobbit make us want to do. The narrator seems to have a ton of affection for Bilbo. May be ex-library.
Box has minor creases on top. He had a very exciting time fighting goblins and wargs. In other words, while Tolkien received a number of letters from appreciative readers, which is more precious than anything to him! Lewis praised the book in an anonymous review for the London Time.Fine condition. Thank you. I also was a little bemused by some of the illustrations in the book - some seemed a little amateirsh. May have minor sticker residue, or writing.
Jul 24, Scurra rated it it was amazing Shelves: tthere. The dwarves have to wait until precisely the right day before they can unlock the side door and get inside! Thiry-Fourth Printing. Pages still intact.