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The annotated hobbit : the hobbit, or, There and back again / J.R.R. Tolkien ; illustrated by the author.

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 0618134700
  • ISBN: 9780618134700 :
  • Physical Description: xii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Rev. and expanded ed. / annotated by Douglas A. Anderson.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
An unexpected party -- Roast mutton -- A short rest -- Over hill and under hill -- Riddles in the dark -- Out of the frying-pan into the fire -- Queer lodgings -- Flies and spiders -- Barrels out of bond -- A warm welcome -- On the doorstep -- Inside information -- Not at home -- Fire and water -- The gathering of the clouds -- A thief in the night -- The clouds burst -- The return journey -- The last stage.
Summary, etc.:
J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel The hobbit has deep roots in European folklore, mythology, and language. As a reader's introduction to Tolkien's Middle-earth, it contains references to the ancient history of this imaginary world which, though rarely explained, contribute greatly to the effect of Tolkien's art. This revised and expanded edition of The annotated hobbit unobtrusively and authoritatively illuminates the novel's antecedents and curiosities. Douglas Anderson has also collected here wonderful illustrations from all over the world. The many new annotations in this edition reflect more than a decade's additional scholarship on the history and evolution of The hobbit, and the annotations and illustrations are newly integrated with the core text in a handsome reader-friendly format. This edition also reproduces the fully corrected text of The hobbit as J.R.R. Tolkien approved it before his death, in 1973. Anderson has compared every page from every major edition of The hobbit with Tolkien's own last checking copy in the restoration work for this definitive edition.
Subject: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) > Fiction.
Baggins, Bilbo > Fiction.
Hobbits (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Wizards > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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