oldfilmsflicker: Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
Petit: each and every one is my Precious [I began reading, for the first of many many times, The Hobbit 46 years ago this month]

oldfilmsflickerSneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!

Petit: each and every one is my Precious [I began reading, for the first of many many times, The Hobbit 46 years ago this month]

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2012 Gollum (Andy Serkis, English film actor, director, author; 1964) from “The Hobbit”

2012 Gollum (Andy Serkis, English film actor, director, author; 1964) from “The Hobbit”

unhistoricalSeptember 21, 1937: The Hobbit is published.

J.R.R.Tolkien’s classic children’s novel turns 75 years old today. The book begins with the line “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”, a sentence which, according to Tolkien, came to him spontaneously while marking papers. The first edition dust jacket was designed by the author himself, who also provided the black and white illustrations.

Since 1937, The Hobbit has been translated into over forty languages and sold tens of millions of copies. The initial print of 1,500 copies ran out in three months, and response was unanimously favorable. Tolkien’s close friend and fellow fantasy author C.S. Lewis wrote in The Times Literary Supplement: ”Prediction is dangerous: but The Hobbit may well prove a classic.

Perhaps The Hobbit’s greatest legacy was not the book itself but the sequel that was published seventeen years later - the far more complex first volume of The Lord of the RingsThe Fellowship of the Ring.

Urged on by his publishers, who wished to make the most out of the smashing success that was The Hobbit, Tolkien worked on his sequel slowly and deliberately through the years of World War II and after. Both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings brought the popularity of fantasy literature to new heights and established Tolkien as the “father”of modern high fantasy. 

The first film of Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, based off The Hobbit, is set to release in December.

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"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone."

— J.R.R. Tolkien (English writer, poet, philologist, university professor, 1892-1973)  via Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Chapter 1 via larmoyante

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The Hobbit, December 2012 release

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For those like me that can’t get on the f’n Apple site.

Obligatory Hobbit trailer post. BECAUSE! I’ve still got goosebumps all over just from sheer excitement. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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The Hunt For Gollum