The Hobbit Encyclopedia Is Coming - From Quarto Books and Frances Lincoln Publishing
We here at Fantastic Universes are huge fans of the original, classic fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings. We can always expect the fascinating lore of Tolkien's epic to be laid out in a rich and exciting way, so we're very excited to announce the upcoming release of 'The Hobbit Encyclopedia, in October 2023.
THE HOBBIT ENCYCLOPEDIA
By Damien Bador, Vivien Stocker, Coralie Potot, Dominique Vigot
FRANCES LINCOLN PUBLISHING | 26TH OCTOBER 2023 | £28.00 | ISBN 978-0711288980 | HARDBACK & EBOOK
AN INDISPENSABLE AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO JRR TOLKIEN’S THE HOBBIT COVERING ALL THE CHARACTERS, PLACES AND OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THE SEMINAL BOOK THAT FIRST INTRODUCED THE WORLD OF MIDDLE EARTH.
As the prequel to The Lord of the Rings (1954), The Hobbit (1937) is an extraordinarily rich work that sets up the fantasy world that would be built upon at greater length in Tolkien’s later books. Peter Jackson's trilogy of films based on this single work have helped to create a new generation of Tolkien fans.
This encyclopedia includes a hundred entries spread out over seven chapters describing all the book’s characters, the places Bilbo visited, the creatures met during the journey, magical items and great legendary myths that fed Tolkien’s imagination. Just like Lord of the Rings, the adventure of Bilbo, Gandalf and the thirteen stateless dwarfs is not just a story for children.
An epic wind blows over their quest and makes the dwarfs and the hobbit reach the impossible to achieve their dreams. They cross hostile lands and beat monstrous enemies, until one last desperate battle. In Tolkien’s hands, the ordinary bravery of the hobbit transcends the warrior’s heroism to oppose evil.
This book allows you to explore Middle-Earth, decipher the Dwarfs’ alphabet and discover the legendary sources where Tolkien found his inspiration. It is also richly illustrated with original colour drawings by Xavier Sanchez and Sandrine Gestin.
DAMIEN BADOR and VIVIEN STOCKER are both among those behind the Tolkien association, which works to promote Tolkien's literary work. CORALIE POTOT is an active volunteer of the Tolkien portal and Middle-earth for Wikipedia. DOMINIQUE VIGOT is responsible for the Tolkien section of the Elbakin.netassociation.
All four also collaborated on the Tolkien Dictionary published by CNRS under the direction of Vincent Ferré, and are co-authors of the World of Hobbits published at Pré aux Clercs.
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