Hobbitus Ille by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Latin Hobbit

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After 75 years, The Hobbit translated for the first time into Latin. Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages.

In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (‘In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.’)

The Hobbit, published 75 years ago, has become 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 Hobbitus Ille is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level.

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.


About J. R. R. Tolkien

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J.R.R.TOLKIEN (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, TheLord of the Rings and The Silmarillion,plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Published September 13, 2012 by HarperCollins. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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