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Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit
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J. R. R. Tolkien Mark Walker
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Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien Mark Walker


9780007445219

Harper Collins


Fantasy;
History;
Children's & young adult reference material


Hardback

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Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (`In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.') The Hobbit, is one of the world's most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote the book. Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Hobbitus Ille is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level. In the great tradition of publishing famous children's books in Latin, professional classicist and lifelong Tolkien fan Mark Walker provides a deft translation of the entire book. His attention to detail, including the transformation of Tolkien's songs and verses into classical Latin metres, will fascinate and entertain readers of all ability, even those with only a minimal acquaintance with the language.

By:   J. R. R. Tolkien
Translated by:   Mark Walker
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780007445219
ISBN 10:   0007445210
Publication Date:   October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Website:   http://www.tolkienestate.com

'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail 'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer 'A flawless masterpiece' The Times

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