The Middle Earth Treasury

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008260187
Size: 72.58 MB
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Deluxe boxed gift set of pocket edition hardbacks featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.

Walking With Bilbo

Author: Sarah Arthur
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414332726
Size: 16.49 MB
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Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the example of the character of Bilbo Baggins in the popular series.

Exploring J R R Tolkien S The Hobbit

Author: Corey Olsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547739672
Size: 52.46 MB
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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.

There And Back Again

Author: Mark Atherton
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857732684
Size: 45.39 MB
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‘Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.’ Addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlórien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, the prophetic words of Galadriel in the film The Fellowship of the Ring are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien’s own fiction. For decades, hobbits, elves, dwarves, dragons and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson’s films: first The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now his new The Hobbit. But for all Tolkien’s global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker’s own mythmaking have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on The Hobbit: Tolkien’s boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his formative experiences in the First World War; his studies in Norse mythology and medieval English literature; his love of language and dialect, and proverb and saying; his literary friendships, especially with C S Lewis and the Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien’s life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born. Essential reading for all those who love and admire the rich and complex topographies of Middle-earth, the book will also have great appeal to students of literature, history and myth. It is the first to show in depth from where Tolkien drew creativity, and how these myriad resources inspired him to craft the most remarkable fantasy novels ever written, densely packed with fauna from another world.

The Lord Of The Rings

Author: Jude Fisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618154012
Size: 23.56 MB
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A guide to the characters, places, landscapes, and artifacts of Middle-earth, profiles hobbits, men, elves, dwarves, wizards, and orcs.

The Lord Of The Rings

Author: Gary Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780007135639
Size: 47.69 MB
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With complete access to artwork created over a five-year period, this book illustrates the creative development of the movie The Fellowship of the Ring. This official book contains over 500 images: from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to paintings that shaped the look of the film. Contributing artists include John Howe and Alan Lee; artists that have inspired Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth and worked with him to bring the trilogy to the big screen. Peter Jackson is among 12 contributors who explain the background to the images. The book covers the opening sequence, locations, costumes, armoury and creatures. The artists who created these diverse elements explain how they contributed to the development of the film. There are also photographs showing the realisation of the creative process and some stills from the film.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher:
ISBN: 6050465118
Size: 53.61 MB
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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

The Hobbit

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007270615
Size: 55.62 MB
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Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published - it was the Harry Potter of its generation. With new Lord of the Rings movies around the corner, this special Children's edition is designed to put the book back where it belongs - at the top of every child's 'must-read' list.

The Lord Of The Rings Oracle

Author: Terry Donaldson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806920535
Size: 14.61 MB
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Officially licensed by Tolkien Enterprises, Inc. Like the hobbit Frodo Baggins, change your world forever by journeying through the magical land of Middle Earth! Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved trilogy The Lord of the Rings--soon to be a major motion picture--this entirely new divination system answers important questions about your future. The premise: that the kingdom of Middle Earth symbolically lives inside all of us, profoundly influencing our lives. Here are the materials you need to access that knowledge--packaged in a beautiful slipcase, designed to look like a book: a powerful runic ring; a guiding map, modeled on those in the original trilogy; one richly illustrated book to direct you as you seek answers; and 40 tarot-like cards. You'll treasure this marvelous pack for its eye-catching design and for the way it elaborates and extends upon your favorite novels!