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O Gnomo

O Gnomo
O Gnomo (1962).jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
TranslatorMaria Isabel Braga and Mário Braga
IllustratorAntónio Quadros
PublisherLivraria Civilização
Released22 October 1962

O Gnomo was the first Portuguese edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, translated by Maria Isabel Braga and Mário Braga and illustrated by António Quadros.

In 20 March 1963 Alina Dadlez writes to Tolkien and sent him five copies of O Gnomo.She apologizes that the word 'hobbit' has been translated, since Tolkien had sent letters saying that prefer use 'hobito' and not 'Gnome' or 'Gnomo' in the first Spanish edition El hobito.[1]

In 1966 Tolkien had in his private library four copies of this book.[2]

Only one edition of O Gnomo was published. A second Portuguese translation did not appear until 1976 in Brazil (O Hobbit, published by Artenova) and 1985 in Portugal (O Hobbit, published by Europa-américa).

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 604
  2. Topfoto picture