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Hobbit Companion

(2000)
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Tolkien's famous fantastical world was born from a single word "Hobbit" written on a blank sheet of paper on a summer afternoon in 1930. This book is an exploration of the inspirational power of language. It proposes that the entire body of Tolkien's writing dealing with Hobbits was essentially the product of a list of associations with the word Hobbit. Thus, the invention of the word Hobbit resulted in the creation of the character, race and world of the Hobbit, whose popularity has endured, indeed continues to increase, throughout the world since its humble beginnings. Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, master Hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Intruiging to the uninitiated, enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, The Hobbit Companion can only enhance our enjoyment of this dark, mysterious world. Featuring Lidia Postma's beautiful illustrations, The Hobbit Companion delves into the Hobbit world, looking in depth at the tales' main individual characters, such as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and Gandalf the Wizard, other folk who share their lands from Goblins and Dwarves to Trolls and Giants, and the lands themselves, including Tookland, Buckland, the town of Hobbiton and the Shire.



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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hobbit Companion
Author(s): David Day
ISBN: 1-86205-915-2 / 978-1-86205-915-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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September 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The 'Hobbit' Companion
Author(s): David Day
ISBN: 1-86205-518-1 / 978-1-86205-518-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chrysalis Books Group
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2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hobbit Companion
Author(s): David Day
ISBN: 0-7607-2169-6 / 978-0-7607-2169-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
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October 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hobbit Companion Hb
Author(s): David Day
ISBN: 1-85793-937-9 / 978-1-85793-937-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hobbit Companion
Author(s): David Day
Publisher: Pavilion
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