The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

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HarperCollins, Dec 12, 1991 - Graphic - 304 pages
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Review: The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)

User Review  - Jenn - Goodreads

It wasn't as epic as the movie adaptations, but it was still a great adventure and I loved it. JRR Tolkien's writing was easy to read and understand, that a fantasy book newbie reader like me ... Read full review

Review: The Hobbit: Graphic Novel

User Review  - Dimitra - Goodreads

This is a classic that I read recently (as a novel) and I fell in love with it, instantly! When I saw the graphic novel I knew I HAD TO READ IT TOO!!! It was amazing! Beautiful artwork, with lines ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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