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Colour Illustrated Hobbit

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ISBN-10: 0007497938

ISBN-13: 9780007497935

Edition: 2017

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien, Jemima Catlin

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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 9/21/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.18" wide x 7.80" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and…