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The Hobbit Companion

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Publisher Comments:

In The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien spun a clever web of wordplay and verbal hocus-pocus. Inspired by these linguistic games, master "hobbit investigator" David Day untangles the crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations that lie beneath the saga's thrilling surface. More than just a delightful study of an author who deeply loved and understood the intricacies of the English language (Tolkien helped compile the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary), this magnificently illustrated companion charms with its own beauty and enhances our understanding of one of the world's great masterpieces. Starting with the word "hobbit" itself, this illuminating guide moves on to examine Bilbo Baggins, the Gollum and the goblins, hobbit heritage and history, Buckland and Brandy Hall, Gandalf, Shire Society, the Fellowship, and much more. Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the enthusiast, this sparkling companion enhances the enjoyment of Tolkien's dark, mysterious world.

Synopsis:

Master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns, riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the surface of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" saga, exposing the core of the author's intricate wordplay. Wonderful watercolor illustrations, character representations, and scenic renderings by renowned artist Lidia Postma bring the land of the hobbits to life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586635282
Author:
Postma, Lidia
Author:
Postma, Lidia
Author:
Day, David
Author:
Day
Publisher:
Barnes and Noble
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Tolkien, J. R. R
Subject:
BG-FICTION OVER $5 - BG-SEC FICT $5/10
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20000918
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns, riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the surface of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" saga, exposing the core of the author's intricate wordplay. Wonderful watercolor illustrations, character representations, and scenic renderings by renowned artist Lidia Postma bring the land of the hobbits to life.
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