Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tolkien Week

J.R.R. Tolkien may be the most famous and beloved fantasy author of our time. This week marks a tribute to his work.

Tolkien Week was first proclaimed by the American Tolkien Society in 1978. It is defined as the calendar week containing September 22. That day is observed as Hobbit Day, based on the birthdays of two of Tolkien's most famousest of hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and the Long Awaited Party.

Tolkien Week honors J.R.R. Tolkien and his son and editor, Christopher J.R. Tolkien, and celebrates the Middle-earth cycle: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.

Should you wish to celebrate Tolkien's creative genius, we can offer you the full set of Peter Jackson's filmatizations,
an audio version, and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit as print and as audio book, The Children of Hurin (Narn I Hin Hurin), and lots of analytical and scholarly material.

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