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The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth

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Publisher Comments:

“An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbos return home at the storys end.” —Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit

The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights.

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkiens “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume, designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkiens “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

Synopsis:

This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by hobbits, elves, and men of Middle-earth — a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.

Synopsis:

Explains the fourteen different languages and assorted alphabets of Middle-earth, translates Elvish poetry, war slogans, and sayings, and features a complete dictionary of non-English words in the Middle-earth classics.

Synopsis:

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is an insightful companion volume to the original work, designed to bring a thorough and unique new reading of The Hobbit to a general audience. Corey Olsen, host of the popular podcast "The Tolkien Professor," takes readers on a compelling, in-depth tour of Tolkien's novel, illuminating the secrets and stories behind the characters within the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

 

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

A Most Excellent and Audacious Hobbit  17

In the Lone-lands  39

The Ridiculous and the Sublime  54

Over the Edge of the Wild  69

The Turning Point  84

Where the Wild Things Are  111

The Friend of Bears and the Guest of Eagles  127

The Stinging Fly  147

Burgling Faerie  166

The Return of the King  183

When the Thrush Knocks  196

Bilbo Earns His Reward  206

A Burglar Indeed  226

The Meeting of Opposites  238

To Sit on a Heap of Gold and Starve  248

A Leap in the Dark  258

The Sudden Turn  265

Snow After Fire  275

Under Cloud and Under Star  288

Acknowledgments  307

Index of Names and Places  309

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395291306
Author:
Noel, Ruth S.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
J.R.R
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Olsen, Corey
Author:
Noel, Ruth S.
Author:
Tolkien
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Tolkien, J. R. R
Subject:
Tolkien, j, r. r. (john ronald ruel), 1892-19
Subject:
Fantasy literature, English
Subject:
Imaginary languages -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Imaginary languages.
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Tolkien, J. R. R - Language - Glossaries, etc
Subject:
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Science fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 27, no. 2
Publication Date:
May 1980
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.15x4.55x.48 in. .39 lbs.

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This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by hobbits, elves, and men of Middle-earth — a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.
"Synopsis" by , Explains the fourteen different languages and assorted alphabets of Middle-earth, translates Elvish poetry, war slogans, and sayings, and features a complete dictionary of non-English words in the Middle-earth classics.
"Synopsis" by ,

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is an insightful companion volume to the original work, designed to bring a thorough and unique new reading of The Hobbit to a general audience. Corey Olsen, host of the popular podcast "The Tolkien Professor," takes readers on a compelling, in-depth tour of Tolkien's novel, illuminating the secrets and stories behind the characters within the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

 

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