Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.25 × 8.88 × 0.19 in
Published: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0007531117
ISBN - 13: 9780007531110
From the Publisher
Join Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves on their amazing
journey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in this fully illustrated
storybook of the second of Peter Jackson''s stunning Hobbit
Packed with stills from the film, this is one book that Hobbit
fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!
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.