Exploring J.r.r. Tolkien's "the Hobbit"

byCorey Olsen

Paperback | August 6, 2013

Exploring J.r.r. Tolkien's "the Hobbit" by Corey Olsen
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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 Bilbo's return home at the story's 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. Tolkien's '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. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.


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Introduction  1A Most Excellent and Audacious Hobbit  17In the Lone-lands  39The Ridiculous and the Sublime  54Over the Edge of the Wild  69The Turning Point  84Where the Wild Things Are  111The Friend of Bears and the Guest of Eagles  127The Stinging Fly  147Burgling Faerie  166The Return of the King  183When the Thrush Knocks  196Bil...
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Title:Exploring J.r.r. Tolkien's "the Hobbit"Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.83 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.83 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544106636

ISBN - 13:9780544106635

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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