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'''Browse books by year:'''&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1910s|1910s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1920s|1920s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1930s|1930s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1940s|1940s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1950s|1950s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1960s|1960s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1970s|1970s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1970s|1970s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1980s|1980s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#1990s|1990s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#2000s|2000s]]&nbsp; [[Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien#2010s|2010s]]</div>
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|style="color:#000"|[[Image:The History of The Hobbit - Mr. Baggins.jpg|left|150px]]'''''The History of The Hobbit''''' is a publication which was compiled by [[John Rateliff]]. The publication was released in two parts in May and June of 2007 by Harper Collins in the United Kingdom, and as a boxed set in the United States in September by Houghlin Mifflin. Each volume contains 480 pages and includes unpublished manuscripts and drafts by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. The work presents an extensive study on the early development of ''[[The Hobbit]]'', and also details how [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] made revisions to the story to accommodate the events in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. The [http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=1022629 Houghlin Mifflin boxed set] also includes a new edition of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' with a short introduction by [[Christopher Tolkien]], a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and colour illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.
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<center>{{quote|The problems that confront one given responsibility for the writings of a dead author are hard to resolve. Some persons in this position may elect to make no material whatsoever available for publication, save perhaps for work that was in a virtually finished state at the time of the author's death.|''[[Christopher Tolkien]]'', "[[Unfinished Tales]]"}}</center>
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* [[Brian Sibley]]
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* [[Carl F. Hostetter]]
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* [[Chris Smith]]
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* [[Christina Scull]]
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* [[Christopher Tolkien]]
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* [[Colin Duriez]]
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* [[David Day]]
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* [[David Salo]]
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* [[Diana Glyer]]
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* [[Diana Pavlac Glyer]]
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* [[Douglas A. Anderson]]
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* [[Douglas C. Kenney]]
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* [[E.V. Gordon]]
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* [[Fleming Rutledge]]
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* [[Gary Russell]]
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* [[Geoffrey Bache Smith]]
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* [[Guy Gavriel Kay]]
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* [[Ian Brodie]]
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* [[J.E.A. Tyler]]
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* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
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* [[Jared Lobdell]]
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* [[Jim Ware]]
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* [[John D. Rateliff]]
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* [[John Garth]]
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* [[Jude Fisher]]
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* [[Karen Wynn Fonstad]]
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* [[Mark T. Hooker]]
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* [[Michael Drout]]
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* [[Michael Martinez]]
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* [[Michael N. Stanton]]
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* [[Peter Kjaerulff]]
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* [[Robert Foster]]
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* [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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* [[Tom Shippey]]
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:''See also: [[:Category:Authors]]''
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|style="color:#000"|'''[[Douglas A. Anderson]]''' -  He is most well known for the ground-breaking analysis of ''The Hobbit'' in ''[[The Annotated Hobbit]]'' (1988). Anderson keeps himself busy as the co-editor of [[Tolkien Studies]], an annual scholarly publication. Anderson's next publication to hit the shelves will be ''[[On Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, and Other Essays]]'' which will shed light on the numerous interviews of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as first-hand accounts from those who knew Tolkien. The two volume box-set is now available on [http://www.amazon.com/History-Hobbit-John-D-Rateliff/dp/0618964401 Amazon].
 
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|style="color:#000"|The goal of the [[Tolkien Gateway:Projects#Books|Books Project]] is to create an article for every single location mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
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'''''[[The History of The Hobbit]]''''' - After what seems like an eternity since beginning this project, [[John D. Rateliff]] finally completed the monumental undertaking of analyzing ''The Hobbit'' and how the text transformed into its final form.
 
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'''[[Douglas A. Anderson]]''' -  He is most well known for the ground-breaking analysis of ''The Hobbit'' in ''[[The Annotated Hobbit]]'' (1988). Anderson keeps himself busy as the co-editor of [[Tolkien Studies]], an annual scholarly publication. Anderson's next publication to hit the shelves will be ''[[On Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, and Other Essays]]'' which will shed light on the numerous interviews of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as first-hand accounts from those who knew Tolkien. The two volume box-set is now available on [http://www.amazon.com/History-Hobbit-John-D-Rateliff/dp/0618964401 Amazon].
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Books Portal
Browse books by year:  1910s  1920s  1930s  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1970s  1980s  1990s  2000s  2010s

Featured Book

The History of The Hobbit - Mr. Baggins.jpg
The History of The Hobbit is a publication which was compiled by John Rateliff. The publication was released in two parts in May and June of 2007 by Harper Collins in the United Kingdom, and as a boxed set in the United States in September by Houghlin Mifflin. Each volume contains 480 pages and includes unpublished manuscripts and drafts by J.R.R. Tolkien. The work presents an extensive study on the early development of The Hobbit, and also details how Tolkien made revisions to the story to accommodate the events in The Lord of the Rings. The Houghlin Mifflin boxed set also includes a new edition of The Hobbit with a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and colour illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.

Featured Quotation

"The problems that confront one given responsibility for the writings of a dead author are hard to resolve. Some persons in this position may elect to make no material whatsoever available for publication, save perhaps for work that was in a virtually finished state at the time of the author's death."
Christopher Tolkien, "Unfinished Tales"

Featured Author

Douglas A. Anderson - He is most well known for the ground-breaking analysis of The Hobbit in The Annotated Hobbit (1988). Anderson keeps himself busy as the co-editor of Tolkien Studies, an annual scholarly publication. Anderson's next publication to hit the shelves will be On Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, and Other Essays which will shed light on the numerous interviews of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as first-hand accounts from those who knew Tolkien. The two volume box-set is now available on Amazon.

Books Project

The goal of the Books Project is to create an article for every single location mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works.

The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion Unfinished Tales The Children of Húrin

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The Hobbit

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The Lord of the Rings

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The Silmarillion

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Unfinished Tales

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The Children of Húrin