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The Hobbits: The Many Lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin


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For generations of entranced readers, and now a new generation of filmgoers, Tolkien is synonymous with his most famous creation—the hobbit.
The beloved characters of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin have been much-adapted for radio, television, film, and stage. Lynette Porter follows the hobbits through these many other lives, from Tolkien's on-page revisions and John Boorman's unmade screenplays, through to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and its musical counterpart. She also reviews over 50 years of "Hobbit Art", including the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and Ted Nasmith. Journeying through fanzines, videogames, fanfiction, and more, Porter demonstrates how the hobbits, their characters, and their stories continue to introduce new audiences to Tolkien's work, in new and adapted forms.

About the Author

Lynnette Porter is a member of the Tolkien Society and the US Popular Culture Association. With an interest in Tolkien's works spanning more than 30 years, her articles and reviews on the subject have been published widely, including in the Tolkien periodical Beyond Bree. Her books include, among others, Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings: From Page to Screen, as well as the bestselling Unlocking the Meaning of Lost . She lives in Ormond Beach, Florida

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The Many Lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin
Porter, Lynnette
Porter, Lynette
I. B. Tauris
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Film and Television-History and Criticism
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8.25 x 5.5 in

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