Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

By Corey Olsen
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547739465, 320pp.)

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is an insightful companion volume to the original work, designed to bring a thorough and unique new reading of The Hobbit to a general audience. Corey Olsen, host of the popular podcast "The Tolkien Professor," takes readers on a compelling, in-depth tour of Tolkien's novel, illuminating the secrets and stories behind the characters within the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings.


About the Author

Corey Olsen is an Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland.  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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