ONLINE CLASS: The Hobbit Now and Then (2086)

Two Sundays: August 2 and 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

$70.00 (10% off for members)

Join Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger for an in depth reading of The Hobbit. When this precursor to and primary source for The Lord of the Rings was first published, Tolkien was not Tolkien, and there was no Shire in Middle-earth.  Neither Gollum nor Gandalf was who they later became.  The Ring was magical but not malevolent.  We'll read Tolkien's first success story to discover how they all became what they ought to have been all along. Two Sundays: August 2 and 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Online class.


The Hobbit, 2nd Edition, JRR Tolkien

Verlyn Flieger is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, where for 36 years she taught courses in Tolkien, Medieval Literature, and Comparative Mythology. She is the author of five critical books on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, Splintered Light, A Question of Time, Interrupted Music, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien, and There Would Always Be A Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien. She edited the Extended edition of Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major. With Carl Hostetter she edited Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth, and with Douglas A. Anderson she edited the Expanded Edition of Tolkien On Fairy-Stories. With Michael Drout and David Bratman she is a co-editor of the yearly journal Tolkien Studies. She has also published two fantasy novels, Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies’ Caww, an Arthurian novella, Avilion, and the short stories "Green Hill Country" and "Igraine at Tintagel."

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000008021
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The Hobbit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618260300
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2002