Exploring J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit

ISBN-10: 0544106636
ISBN-13: 9780544106635
Edition: 2012
Authors: Corey Olsen
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Description: "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  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

"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 ofThe Annotated Hobbit The Hobbitis 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 throughThe Hobbitchapter 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 makeThe Hobbitcome alive for readers as never before.

Corey Olsen is an Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland.nbsp; In his teaching website, The Tolkien Professor, Professor Olsen brings his scholarship on Tolkien to the public, seeking to engage a wide and diverse audience in serious intellectual and literary conversation. He is currently posting a series of in-depth lectures on The Hobbit , as well as recorded discussions with students and listeners, and more informal Q&A sessions. Join the conversation at http://www.tolkienprofessor.com , or on iTunes.

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