There and Back Again

J R R Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 178076927X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.' The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlorien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien's own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films: first 'The Lord of the Rings', and now his new 'The Hobbit'. But for all Tolkien's global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.

The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780544422841

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423213936

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 333

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Die aufregenden Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, der Feen und Riesenspinnen begegnet, einem gefährlichen Drachen auflauert und mit Unterstützung des fähigen Zauberers Gandalf den geraubten Schatz der Zwerge rettet.

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618260300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 365

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A newly rejacketed edition of the classic tale chronicles the adventures of the inhabitants of Middle-earth and of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who brought home to The Shire the One Ring of Power.

The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544174221

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

There and Back Again

An Actor's Tale

Author: Sean Astin,Joe Layden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466856351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings films that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere. The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history. Winner of a record eleven Academy Awards--a clean sweep--and breaking box office records worldwide, the trilogy is a breathtaking cinematic achievement and beloved by fans everywhere. For Sean Astin, a Hollywood child (his mother is Patty Duke and stepfather is John Astin) who made his feature film debut at 13 in the 1980s classic The Goonies and played the title role in Rudy, the call from his agent about the role of Samwise Gamgee couldn't have come at a better time. His career was at a low point and choice roles were hard to come by. But his 18-month experience in New Zealand with director Peter Jackson and the cast and crew od The Lord of the Rings films would be more than simply a dream-come-true--it would prove to be the challenge of a lifetime. There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale is the complete memoir of Sean Astin, from his early days in Hollywood to the role that changed his life. Though much has been written about the making of the films, including the techniques and artistry employed to bring Tolkien's vision of life and the various relationships between castmembers, the real story of what took place on the set, the harrowing ordeals of the actors and the unspoken controversy and backstage dealings have never been told. Sean's experience and candid account of his time filming in New Zealand is unparalleled. More than a companion guide to the Ring films, There and Back Again filled with stories from the set and of the actors involved that have never been revealed before and is an eye-opening look from a Hollywood veteran at the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of one of the most ambitious films of all time.

From Here to There and Back Again

Author: Sue Hubbell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472114191

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 175

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Longtime "New Yorker" contributor Sue Hubbell explores a range of offbeat and engrossing subjects, including after-hours truck stops, the country's best pie restaurants, bowling shoes, Costa Rica's blue morpho butterfly, earthquakes, and the honey trade.

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395071229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 317

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The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.

There and Back Again

The Map of Tolkien's Hobbit

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007312719

Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Page: 48

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Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley is a foremost expert on The Lord of the Rings (he adapted the novel for the award-winning BBC radio dramatisation in 1980), and here in this clothbound hardback he will take you to all the places Bilbo the Hobbit travelled through on his great adventure, and includes a gazetteer of the many places shown on the full-colour illustrated map which accompanies the book.,*Trace Bilbo's epic journey through the forest of Mirkwood to the Enchanted River and the Elvenking's Halls;,*Travel through the Desolation of Smaug to the heart of the Lonely Mountain, wherein lives the huge and evil dragon;,*Visit Rivendell, home of the Elves, in a hidden valley beyond the Edge of the Wild.The map is a real labour of love, illustrated by world-renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his multi-award winning Lord of The Rings film trilogy, and who is soon to work on Guillermo del Toro's HOBBIT film.Each element in this collector's package is special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages.

There and Back Again

Author: David Coddon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483473740

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Los Angeles newspaper reporter Laura LaFlamme is brutally attacked while on assignment in El Salvador. When, after regular doses of anti-depressants and shock treatment, she is able to return to her job, she discovers that her editors want her to exploit her ordeal in order to sell papers. Disgusted, horrified and still traumatized by her nightmare in Central America, she quits her job and vanishes -- from her friends, from her family, from everyone. Enter Bill Wade, his curiosity about a colleague he scarcely knew becomes an obsession, Wade launches a one-man search for Laura. His journey takes him to dusty West Texas, the home of the Marfa "Ghost Lights," to the top of an enchanted mesa in New Mexico's Sky City, and ultimately to a small weaving village known as the "Lourdes of the Southwest." It is here, in the presence of a dramatically changed Laura LaFlamme, that Wade realizes that his true journey -- the one into her soul and inside his own heart -- has just begun.

There and Back Again

Author: Pat Murphy

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606209397

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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When an asteroid miner stumbles upon a mysterious message pod, he finds himself in the middle of an adventure involving the richest family in the galaxy, who believe his find could be the key to mapping the wormhole system.

There and Back Again

A Navigator's Story

Author: James Douglas Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873257227

Category: Flight navigators, Military

Page: 207

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There and Back Again...

A Journal

Author: Cedco Publishing

Publisher: Cedco Pub

ISBN: 9780768325218

Category:

Page: 240

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS Cedco Publishing invites you to experience the magic of one of the most ambitious motion picture projects ever undertaken. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson presents three sweeping films that tell an unforgettable tale of good versus evil, set in the mystical environs of Middle-earth. Featuring stunning imagery and distinctive design elements from The Fellowship of the Ring and the highly-anticipated sequel, The Two Towers, Cedco's Lord of the Rings books and calendars capture the spirit and adventure of Middle-earth and the classic hero's quest.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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SUMMARY: Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Wizard, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth tells of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

The Hobbit the Musical

Or There and Back Again

Author: J R R Tolkien,Ruth Perry,David Rogers,Allan Jay Friedman

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871293930

Category: Musicals

Page: 124

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There and Back Again

The Crossroads: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Prague, September 15-18, 2014

Author: Jana Mynarova,Pavel Onderka,Peter Pavuk

Publisher: Czech Institute of Egyptology Charles University

ISBN: 9788073085759

Category: History

Page: 556

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The volume presents proceedings of the second international conference dedited to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the 2nd and 1st millenia BCE.