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    DescriptionFor readers throughout the world, The Hobbit serves as an introduction to the enchanting world of Middle-earth, home of elves, wizards, dwarves, goblins, dragons, orcs and a host of other creatures depicted in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion -- tales that sprang from the mind of the most beloved author of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly expanded and completely redesigned, Douglas A. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is the definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic. Integrated with Anderson's notes and placed alongside the fully restored and corrected text of the original story are more than 150 illustrations showing visual interpretations of The Hobbit specific to many of the cultures that have come to know and love Tolkien's Middle-earth. Tolkien's original line drawings, maps and color paintings are also included, making this the most lavishly informative edition of The Hobbit available. The Annotated Hobbit shows how Tolkien worked as a writer, what his influences and interests were, and how these relate to the invented world of Middle-earth. It gives a valuable overview of Tolkien's life and the publishing history of The Hobbit, and explains how every feature of The Hobbit fits within the rest of Tolkien's invented world. Here we learn how Gollum's character was revised to accommodate the true nature of the One Ring, and we can read the full text of The Quest of Erebor, Gandalf's explanation of how he came to send Bilbo Baggins on his journey with the dwarves. Anderson also makes meaningful and often surprising connections to our own world and literary history -- from Beowulf to The Marvellous Land of Snergs, from the Brothers Grimm to C. S. Lewis.


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    Title
    The Annotated Hobbit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J R R Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618134700
    ISBN 10: 0618134700
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000, FIC009020
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 H6 2002
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    09 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    Not only fascinating, but useful. It makes of The Hobbit a kind of Tolkien handbook. The Washington Post Hobbit fans will treasure it. The Denver Post