The CliffsNotes study guide on Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings supplements the original literary works, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the works, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the works. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from both these works.
In this audiobook you will learn about the life and background of the author; hear an introduction to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings; explore themes, character development, and recurring images; learn new words from the glossary at the end of each chapter; examine in-depth character analyses; and acquire an understanding of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with critical essays.
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