The paper used for the book itself is matte with pictures in glossy paper.
This is a wonderful view for writers to see the mindset of a second draft but also a way for any ordinary reader to understand why things evolved and changed.
In the 1960's J. R. R. Tolkien set about rewriting The Hobbit in the style of The Lord of the Rings.
Informative and enjoyable, just as good as the History of Middle-earth series by Christopher Tolkien.Published 1 month ago by grace fisher
Mr. Rateliff delivers an exhaustive, and a bit exhausting, analysis of the development of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' as a story both through the writing and revision process. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tom L.
This one-volume edition is absolutely amazing. The information in it is very detailed and Ratcliff has done an excellent job compiling and commenting on the various stages of The... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Giancarlo Robles
This is a very readable analysis and had many good insights I had not thought of before. This book is for someone who wants to know all the little details about the editorial... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by A. Robinson
This one-volume History is full of information that any fan of Tolkien will enjoy. I'm a collector of Tolkien's works myself, and it was a great addition to my library.Published on January 30, 2013 by K
For some reason, Christopher Tolkien did not extend his History of Middle-Earth scholarship to the Hobbit. Rateliff provides an invaluable contribution by chronicling J.R.R. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Enjolras
Let me first cut to the chase: If you are the sort of Tolkien fan who enjoyed the History of Middle Earth series (which included The Return of the Shadow, The Book of Lost Tales,... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Eric San Juan
It's fun to see all the different ideas and twists that go into writing Tolkien's books. This is refreshing when compared to the recent interpretations of this work.Published on May 4, 2010 by Carol Reed