The Hobbit Companion
by David Day
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
In The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien spun a clever web of wordplay and verbal hocus-pocus. Inspired by these linguistic games, master "hobbit investigator" David Day untangles the crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations that lie beneath the saga's thrilling surface.
More than just a delightful study of an author who deeply loved and understood the intricacies of the English language (Tolkien helped compile the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary), this magnificently illustrated companion charms with its own beauty and enhances our understanding of one of the world's great masterpieces. Starting with the word "hobbit" itself, this illuminating guide moves on to examine Bilbo Baggins, the Gollum and the goblins, hobbit heritage and history, Buckland and Brandy Hall, Gandalf, Shire Society, the Fellowship, and much more. Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the enthusiast, this sparkling companion enhances the enjoyment of Tolkien's dark, mysterious world.
Padded Hardcover: 91 pages
Publisher: Barnes & Noble 2000
About the Author
David Day has published more than twenty books in the field of ecology, poetry, natural history, fantasy, mythology and a number of award-winning children's books. He was also author of the hugely successful The Tolkein Bestiary, Tolkein: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Castles and Tolkein's Ring. Lidia Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both children's and adults" fantasy books. Among her many works are J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, The Tolkein Bestiary, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other tales from Grimm, Tom Thumb: a Tale and The Golden Bird.
Beautiful book in very good condition. Small dent/tear on back cover, see circle on picture of back. Also pages 57-64 cut slightly smaller than other pages. Tight binding clean pages, no writing
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