Mythgard Institute founder, college professor and Tolkien scholar Corey Olsen (aka The Tolkien Professor) published Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit on September 22nd of last year. This scholarly work takes an easy, conversational approach to the Tolkien’s first novel. It’s an easy read, informative, and written with a keen wit. It’s 336 pages present new insight to the text for those who have re-read this classic dozens of times and serves as a companion to first-time readers.
But if you’re remiss to take your hardcovers when you go off on your adventures, you may feel like you’re out of luck. Fortunately, Professor Olsen’s magnificent book was released earlier this month in paperback, and with a beautiful new green cover! So if you’re trying to save a few extra pennies and haven’t read this magnificent text yet, or even if you just want a travel copy to take with you, then now’s the time!
The softcover edition of Professor Corey Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is available now at booksellers everywhere for the retail price of $14.95. The hardcover is also available. It retails for $25.00.