Tagged: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien. Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Silmarillion, Folio Editions

Join the Tolkien Birthday Toast for 2013

J.R.R. Tolkien was born January, 3rd, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Tolkien fans from all over the world gather today to raise a glass to the man who brought us all together – “The...

Tolkien Reading Day

75 reasons: Thomas Honegger

Well, I would actually recommend to listen to a good recording, such as the unabridged reading by Rob Inglis who takes you through Tolkien’s tale within eleven hours (– the same goes for The...

The Randolph, Oxford (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Dimitra Fimi

Why should one read The Hobbit before watching the film? Because, judging by the trailers and interviews, the Hobbit film adaptation will be presented as a coherent ‘prequel’ to The Lord of the Rings...

The Bird & Baby, Oxford, at night (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Douglas A. Anderson

In my view, when a work exists in a form that has been popular enough to precipitate a film being made of it, I’ve usually tried to experience the original before the adaptation. This...

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford. (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Jonathan Fruoco

“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.” This sentence is without any doubt the best reason why one should read The Hobbit, and the simple fact of quoting these magical words...

Just take a seat (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Guglielmo Spirito

. . . . . In the entrance hallway of that sumptuous home there was an enormous mirror, very old; acquired at least eighty years ago.   A strikingly beautiful boy, a tailor’s assistant,...

Exam Schools, Oxford

75 reasons: Colin Duriez

75 shades of Hobbit A hitherto unknown species was introduced into the world in 1937, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s opening sentence of 10 words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” A...

Tolkien Reading Day

Happy 75th Birthday, Hobbit

On September 21st, 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published and became an instant classic. Happy Birthday!   In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet...