Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

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Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
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AuthorCorey Olsen
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Released18 September 2012

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is chapter-by-chapter companion to The Hobbit by Corey Olsen.

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The Hobbit has been a childhood classic for decades. Millions have read and loved it before they reached high school; many carry cherished memories of a parent reading the book aloud to them. For some readers, it opens the door to a world of fantasy that will enrich the rest of their lives. The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century.

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a fun, thoughtful, and an insightful companion volume, designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen (also known as the Tolkien Professor) will take readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter 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 revolutions within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as it never has before.

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