Dimensions: 96 Pages, 8.66 × 10.63 × 0.39 in
Published: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0007467966
ISBN - 13: 9780007467969
From the Publisher
The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson''s trilogy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company
of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest
to claim their long-forgotten gold.
After setting out from the safety of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins has
journeyed through Middleearth with his fourteen companions,
fighting through fire, Wargs, Goblins and even escaping the
creature known simply as Gollum.
Introduced by Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield,
and with over 100 rich illustrations, the Visual Companion
is the perfect guide to the Company''s passage to Erebor and the
Dragon that awaits them.
About the Author
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.