Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit: The Latin Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienHobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit: The Latin Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit: The Latin Hobbit

byJ. R. R. TolkienTranslated byMark Walker

Hardcover | November 27, 2012 | Latin

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Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago.In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. ('In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.')The Hobbit, is one of the world's most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote the book. Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Hobbitus Ille is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level.In the great tradition of publishing famous children's books in Latin, professional classicist and lifelong Tolkien fan Mark Walker provides a deft translation of the entire book. His attention to detail, including the transformation of Tolkien's songs and verses into classical Latin metres, will fascinate and entertain readers of all ability, even those with only a minimal acquaintance with the language.
J.R.R. Tolkien is creator of Middle-earth and author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. He was awarded a CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, and died in 1973.Mark Walker has taught Latin to adults and children for several years. His published work includes the English translation of ...
Title:Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit: The Latin HobbitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:Latin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007445210

ISBN - 13:9780007445219


Editorial Reviews

'One of the best loved characters in English fiction. a marvellous fantasy adventure'Daily Mail'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls. an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax'The Observer'A flawless masterpiece'The Times