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    DescriptionFascinating 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.


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    Title
    Hobbitus Ille
    Subtitle
    The Latin Hobbit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Translated by Mark Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007445219
    ISBN 10: 0007445210
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    Libri: ENGL3050
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
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    DC22: 823/.912
    BIC subject category V2: YR
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000, JUV037000
    Libri: LATE1500
    DC23: 823.912
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 H6165 2012
    Thema V1.0: FM, YR
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ADL
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus, (2 x b/w maps)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    27 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 Geoffrey of Monmouth's The Life of Merlin (Vita Merlini), the historical novel Amida, and three Latin-themed books: Annus Horribilis: Latin for Everyday Life, Annus Mirabilis: More Latin for Everyday Life, and Britannica Latina: 2,000 Years of British Latin. He is also the founder and editor of VATES: The Journal of New Latin Poetry.
    Review quote
    '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