Tolkien by the Numbers
Return to Middle-earth
Photograph by Rex Features via AP Images
It’s been nearly a decade since moviegoers were transported to the Shire, but they’ll return this month via The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. And while the world imagined by author J.R.R. Tolkien may have been fantasy, its influence has been very real. Here’s a breakdown.
Pictured, Martin Freeman (center) as The Hobbit’s Bilbo Baggins.