The Hobbits of Tolkien

This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Hobbits of Tolkien

An entire race was born when J.R.R. Tolkien scrawled on a leaf, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' From the invention of that single word (hobbit) Tolkien became the explorer and chronicler of the character, their race and their significant role in his fantastical world, Middle-earth. Here in his latest book, Tolkien expert David Day unpicks the myriad of riddles, puns and mystical meanings in Tolkien's works; The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Art of the Hobbit

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The hobbit, he had become an accomplished amateur artist, and he was keen to contribute visually to the work.

The Art of the Hobbit

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote HOBBIT he had become an accomplished amateur artist, and he was keen to contribute visually to the work. The finished book contained eight black and white drawings, five colour plates, two maps and his own jacket design. But behind these finished works there also lay a multitude of sketches and drawings, draft maps and runic designs, demonstrating Tolkien's careful planning and artistry. Indeed, every major artist who has illustrated the book subsequently has been influenced by Tolkien's own powerful visual conceptions.THE ART OF THE HOBBITcollects for the first time the complete surviving artwork that helped to underpin such a remarkable work of fiction. Written and edited by Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, authors of the acclaimed biographyTOLKIEN: ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATORthis book uses brand new digital scans from the Bodleian Library in Oxford to show off Tolkien's paintings in more vivid detail than ever before, making this a worthy and lasting tribute to a largely overlooked side of Tolkien's genius.

Hobbits Elves and Wizards

Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story.

Hobbits  Elves and Wizards

Middle Earth, Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of it characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.

CliffsNotes on Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit

In middle age, when he was forty-five, Tolkien published a novel for children, The
Hobbit. It was an immediate success. The critics were lavish with their praise of
Tolkien's "wholly original story of adventure," citing the "solidly delightful" portraits
 ...

CliffsNotes on Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings   The Hobbit

Join the journey through Middle-earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.

A New Human

Finds were stolen and damaged, and the backbiting was fierce. But the light of science, once brightened, is difficult to dim, and the story of the indefatigable Morwood's fight to defend his find discovery is an inspiration.

A New Human

In October 2004, a team of Australian and Indonesian anthropologists led by Mike Morwood and Raden Pandji Soejono stunned the world with their announcement of the discovery of the first example of a new species of human, Homo floresiensis, which they nicknamed the "Hobbit." This was no creation of Tolkien's fantasy, however, but a tool-using, fire-making, cooperatively hunting person. The more Morwood and his colleagues revealed about the find, the more astonishing it became: standing only three feet tall with brains a little larger than a can of cola, the Hobbits forced anthropologists and everyone to reconsider what it means to be human. Morwood's work was no ordinary academic exercise. Along the way he had to tread warily through the cultural landscape of Indonesia—he has an embarrassing mishap with some hard-to-chew pork—and he demonstrated that sometimes the life of a real archaeologist can be a bit like Indiana Jones's when he risked his neck in an ocean-going raft to experience how ancient Indonesians might have navigated the archipelago. Even more, Morwood had to navigate the rock shoals of an archaeological bureaucracy that could be obtuse and even spiteful, and when the Hobbits became embroiled in scientific controversy—as no find of such magnitude could avoid—it proved easy for Morwood to get nearly swamped with trouble. Finds were stolen and damaged, and the backbiting was fierce. But the light of science, once brightened, is difficult to dim, and the story of the indefatigable Morwood's fight to defend his find discovery is an inspiration.

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Hobbit, was an author, poet, university lecturer and
philologist. His book, The Hobbit, is one of the world's bestselling books of all
time. Its full title is The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. It was first published on
21 ...

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

Analyzes and illuminates Tolkien's lesser-known achievements as an artist and collects the complete artwork created for "The Hobbit," including over one hundred sketches, paintings, maps, and plans.

The Art of the Hobbit by J R R  Tolkien

Analyzes and illuminates Tolkien's lesser-known achievements as an artist and collects the complete artwork created for "The Hobbit," including over one hundred sketches, paintings, maps, and plans.

The Origins of Tolkien s Middle earth For Dummies

Of particular interest, however, are the notable heroes who have no pedigree
whatsoever: the hobbits. These include Bilbo, the hesitant hero of The Hobbit, as
well as Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien's hobbit ...

The Origins of Tolkien s Middle earth For Dummies

J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth – including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor – and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

... hunting down anything which would help me to imagine what it might be like to
live as this 'very important Dwarf' (Tolkien's words, not mine), and I listened to an
old BBC radio recording of Tolkien reading his own works. The Hobbit was a ...

The Hobbit  the Desolation of Smaug

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

Tolkien s Art

Tolkien's role as narrator in The Hobbit is discussed in terms of "teasers," glosses
on the action, shifter of viewpoints, and describer of events (pp. 161-81). 7. J.R.R.
Tolkien, quoted by Philip Norman in "The Prevalence of Hobbits," New York ...

Tolkien s Art

An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.