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An A-Z of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

By Sarah Oliver
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781782190905
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

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Finally a Book that Celebrates the Creativity and Rich Imagination of Introverts ** From the #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author ** Do you really think legends like Steven Spielberg, Agatha Christie, J.K. Rowling, Leonardo Da Vinci, Amitabh Bachchan and the like were extroverted and outgoing— unlike you? No. Absolutely wrong. They were quiet. And introverts. Like me. Like you. And yet, their contribution is so well known. Just imagine a world WITHOUT them. What would it be like? Without Harry Potter. Without Mona Lisa. Without Hercule Poirot. Without Inspector Vijay. Without E.T. So if these artists were really introverts like you and me, how did they leave such an indelible imprint on this world? Did they learn to become fake extroverts? Did they practise skills of socialising? Did they learn to talk non-stop? Hell no. They stayed true to themselves. Puzzled? Then Scroll up and grab a copy today or download a sample now! And enjoy many refreshing stories of introverted artists who used their god gifted strengths of introversion to overcome heart-breaking tragedies, challenges, and setbacks. Other Books by the Author in the Series 1. Celebrating Quiet People (Book 1) 2. Quiet Phoenix: An Introvert's Guide to Rising in Career & Life (Book 2) 3. Quiet Phoenix 2: From Failure to Fulfilment (A Memoir of an Introverted Child) 4. Celebrating Quiet Leaders (Book 4) Keywords: self esteem for men and teens and young adults and kids, self respect and quiet the power of introverts and introvert power and introvert advantage, introvert to extrovert, introversion, introverts guide, introvert revolution, introvert way, introvert strength, quiet strength, Agatha Christie, Amitabh Bachchan, A.R. Rahman, Steven Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci, Susan Cain, Rabindranath Tagore, Quiet the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

American Film in the Digital Age

By Robert C. Sickels
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 9780275998639
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 872
  • File Pdf: american-film-in-the-digital-age.pdf

Book Summary:

This eclectic, yet comprehensive analytical overview of the cataclysmic changes in the American film industry since 1990 shows how they have collectively resulted in a new era—The Digital Age. • Includes contributed chapters by two esteemed film scholars, Yannis Tzioumakis and Anne H. Petersen • Presents photographs

Collected Letters Volume Three: Narnia, Cambridge and Joy 1950–1963

By C. S. Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 9780007332670
  • Pages : 1840
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 954
  • File Pdf: collected-letters-volume-three.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection brings together the best of C.S. Lewis’s letters, many published for the first time. Arranged in chronological order, this final volume covers the years 1950 – the year ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ was published – through to Lewis’s untimely death in 1963.

The Wizard's Dessert Cookbook

By Aurélia Beaupommier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781510749481
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: the-wizard-s-dessert-cookbook.pdf

Book Summary:

Stir up some culinary magic with desserts inspired by the stories and characters of JRR Tolkien, Stephenie Meyer, Roald Dahl, CS Lewis, and many more! From Hobbits to Willy Wonka to Ghostbusters, from Harry Potter to Merlin, wizards and fantastic creatures alike wish to put a little sweetness in their daily lives. There are bites to snack and share, charming cookies and cakes, and divine desserts that are full of mystery! Discover all their wonderful recipes, including: Butterbeer (Harry Potter) Paige’s pecan tartlets (Charmed) Gingerbread men (Shrek) Energy spheres from Dungeons and Dragons Peculiar’s eyes (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie) Lucy Pevensie’s magic cordial (The Chronicles of Narnia) Bilbo’s 111th birthday cake (The Lord of the Rings) Queenie Goldstein’s strudel (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) And many, many more! Whether you are a beginner wizard or a confirmed alchemist, you will see, dessert is the preferable food of all magical creatures!

From Bear Rock Mountain

By Antoine Bear Rock Mountain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Isbn : 9781927366813
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: from-bear-rock-mountain.pdf

Book Summary:

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing. In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from his home and sent to a residential school—run by the Roman Catholic Church in collusion with the Government of Canada—three hundred kilometres away. Over the next twelve years, the three residential schools Mountain was forced to attend systematically worked to erase his language and culture, the very roots of his identity. While reconnecting to that which had been taken from him, he had a disturbing and painful revelation of the bitter depths of colonialism and its legacy of cultural genocide. Canada has its own holocaust, Mountain argues. As a celebrated artist and social activist today, Mountain shares this moving, personal story of healing and the reclamation of his Dene identity.

The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum

By Sandra Stotsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Isbn : 9781610485593
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 184
  • File Pdf: the-death-and-resurrection-of-a-coherent-literature-curriculum.pdf

Book Summary:

Unless experienced and well-read English teachers can develop coherent and increasingly demanding literature curricula in their schools, average high school students will remain at about the fifth or sixth grade reading level--where they now are to judge from several independent sources. This book seeks to challenge education policy makers, test developers, and educators who discourage the assignment of appropriately difficult works to high school students and make construction of a coherent literature curriculum impossible.

Perilous Realms

By Marjorie J. Burns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 9781442657946
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 510
  • File Pdf: perilous-realms.pdf

Book Summary:

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is increasingly recognized as the most influential writer of the twentieth century. Sales of his books remain exceptionally high, and Middle-earth fan clubs flourish around the world. The massive success of the film versions made of The Lord of the Rings, and released between 2001 and 2003, have only added to his popularity. Throughout his life, Tolkien was acutely aware of the power of myth in shaping society; so much so, that one of his earliest ambitions as a writer was to create a mythology for England. The Middle-earth of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was to serve as a stand-in for Britain and North-western Europe and is strongly based on a variety of influential literatures and beliefs, particularly the Celtic and Norse. Perilous Realms is the first book to focus consistently on the ways in which Tolkien balances these two ancient cultures and unites them in a single literature. Renowned Tolkien scholar Marjorie Burns also investigates the ways Tolkien reconciled other oppositions, including paganism and Christianity, good and evil, home and wayside, war and peace, embellishment and simplicity, hierarchy and the common man. Even those who do not know Beowulf or the Arthurian tales or northern European mythology come away from The Lord of the Rings with a feeling for Britain's historical and literary past. Those who recognize the sources behind Tolkien – and the skill with which he combines these sources - gain far more. Perilous Realms gives this advantage to all readers and provides new discoveries, including material from obscure, little-known Celtic texts and a likely new source for the name 'hobbit.' It is truly essential reading for Tolkien fans.

The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Volume 3: Reader’s Guide PART 2

By Wayne G. Hammond,Christina Scull,J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9780008273491
  • Pages : 896
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 151
  • File Pdf: the-j-r-r-tolkien-companion-and-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

Volume 2 of the most comprehensive in-depth companion to Tolkien’s life and works ever published. This volume includes a superlative day-by-day chronology of Tolkien’s life, presenting the most detailed biographical record available.

Translating England into Russian

By Elena Goodwin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781350134010
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 263
  • File Pdf: translating-england-into-russian.pdf

Book Summary:

From governesses with supernatural powers to motor-car obsessed amphibians, the iconic images of English children's literature helped shape the view of the nation around the world. But, as Translating England into Russian reveals, Russian translators did not always present the same picture of Englishness that had been painted by authors. In this book, Elena Goodwin explores Russian translations of classic English children's literature, considering how representations of Englishness depended on state ideology and reflected the shifting nature of Russia's political and cultural climate. As Soviet censorship policy imposed restrictions on what and how to translate, this book examines how translation dealt with and built bridges between cultures in a restricted environment in order to represent images of England. Through analysing the Soviet and post-Soviet translations of Rudyard Kipling, Kenneth Grahame, J. M. Barrie, A. A. Milne and P. L. Travers, this book connects the concepts of society, ideology and translation to trace the role of translation through a time of transformation in Russian society. Making use of previously unpublished archival material, Goodwin provides the first analysis of the role of translated English children's literature in modern Russian history and offers fresh insight into Anglo-Russian relations from the Russian Revolution to the present day. This ground-breaking book is therefore a vital resource for scholars of Russian history and literary translation.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook

By Jane Garry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351576161
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 812
  • File Pdf: archetypes-and-motifs-in-folklore-and-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters.