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Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit

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Description for Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit Hardcover. 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. Translator(s): Walker, Mark. Num Pages: 320 pages, 8 b/w illus, (2 x b/w maps). BIC Classification: 2ADL; FM; YR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 138 x 28. Weight in Grams: 398.

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 ... Read more

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.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780007445219
SKU
9780007445219
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About J. R. R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien is creator of Middle-earth and author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. He was awarded a CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, and died in 1973. Mark Walker has taught Latin to adults and children for several years. His published work includes the English translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ... Read more

Reviews for Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit
‘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 ... Read more

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