December 8, 2012 11:24 PM

‘Hobbit’ rides wave of British imports

The novel that made J.R.R. Tolkien a household name turned 75 this year, and on the eve of the opening of Peter Jackson’s adaptation this week, “The Hobbit” returns to the cultural forefront to join a tea party already in progress. Like a host of dwarves knocking on the door at Bag-End, a new British invasion is upon us.

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