The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon - and rather unwanted.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 287

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Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon - and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of the dark and dragon fire alone and unaided.

The Hobbit

. . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951973

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. “A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

The Hobbit Enhanced Edition

Exclusive to this Enhanced version of the eBook are recently discovered audio recordings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and new high-resolution colour images of all of Tolkien’s illustrations for the book, many of which are also included in their ...

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007425384

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Exclusive to this Enhanced version of the eBook are recently discovered audio recordings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and new high-resolution colour images of all of Tolkien’s illustrations for the book, many of which are also included in their earlier black-and-white versions and can be revealed by a simple swipe of the screen.

The Hobbit

The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats—the hobbit ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544115554

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

The Hobbit Illustrated Edition

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544174221

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

The Hobbit

CHAPTER ONE An Unexpected Party In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and a bad smell, nor yet a dry, sandy hole with nothing in it: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means ...

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3754125214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Gandalf tricks Bilbo Baggins into hosting a party for Thorin Oakenshield and his band of twelve dwarves, (Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur) who sing of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug. When the music ends, Gandalf unveils Thrór's map showing a secret door into the Mountain and proposes that the dumbfounded Bilbo serve as the expedition's "burglar". The dwarves ridicule the idea, but Bilbo, indignant, joins despite himself. The group travels into the wild, where Gandalf saves the company from trolls and leads them to Rivendell, where Elrond reveals more secrets from the map. When they attempt to cross the Misty Mountains they are caught by goblins and driven deep underground. Although Gandalf rescues them, Bilbo gets separated from the others as they flee the goblins. Lost in the goblin tunnels, he stumbles across a mysterious ring and then encounters Gollum, who engages him in a game of riddles. As a reward for solving all riddles Gollum will show him the path out of the tunnels, but if Bilbo fails, his life will be forfeit. With the help of the ring, which confers invisibility, Bilbo escapes and rejoins the dwarves, improving his reputation with them. The goblins and Wargs give chase, but the company are saved by eagles before resting in the house of Beorn.

Finding God in the Hobbit

39 folk you'll find tilling its fields , mining its hills , or wandering its roads can be easily identified as representatives of certain familiar types : dwarves or hobbits ; men or elves ; ents , orcs , trolls , or wizards .

Author: Jim Ware

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414305967

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.

The Hobbit

Discover what happens to Bilbo and The Company in the next exciting installment of this extraordinary adventure! Packed with beautiful photos from the film, this is the perfect companion for all fans of The Hobbit. www.readthehobbit.com ...

Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547901984

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Bilbo Baggins, now in possession of the One Ring, travels through the Misty Mountains with Gandalf and his Dwarf friends to get their gold back from the dragon Smaug.

The Hobbit

THIS STIRRING ADVENTURE FANTASY BEGINS THE TALE OF THE HOBBITS THAT WAS CONTINUED BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN IN HIS BESTSELLING EPIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780808520801

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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The fantasy adventures of a hobbit serve as the prequel to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

The Hobbit

Gandalf the Grey is no mere conjurer, but a member of the Istari – the brotherhood of wizards – and as such is a wielder of powerful magic and is more knowledgeable of the history and peoples of Middle-earth such is a wielder of ...

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898568

Category: Art

Page: 75

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A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles, bestiaries, and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology

by showing first a photo of the Lord ofthe Rings'volumes with the caption “3 movies” and a copy of The Hobbit with the same caption, “3 Movies.” This photo is followed by one of Peter Jackson with his hands up in the History Channel ...

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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At the 2013 “Celebrating The Hobbit” conference at Valparaiso University—marking the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies—two plenary papers were presented: “Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium” by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit’s influence on Tolkien’s legendarium; and “Tolkien’s French Connections” by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien’s legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff’s and Flieger’s papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin’s Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s legendarium.

The Hobbit Trap

At the same conference, Debbie Argue – without any prejudice – presented her own views on the strength of the argument that the 'Hobbit' represented a new species. In all, more than fifty papers were presented covering a diverse range ...

Author: Maciej Henneberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315418282

Category: Science

Page: 228

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When scientists found the remains of a tiny hominid on an Indonesian in 2004, they claimed they found a totally new species of human ancestor (homo floresiensis), and called it a Hobbit. Film crews rolled in and the little creature took the world by storm, but a group of prominent scientists, including Maciej Henneberg and Robert Eckhardt, smelled a rat. They refuted the data—the size and shape of bones, the inferences about height—and they raised fundamental questions about scientific method, revealing cultural and political pressures that lead to the wide acceptance of unsupported theories. The Hobbit Trap describes how the case against the “new species” theory developed and offers an important critique of the species concept in evolution. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the authors include new data and analysis of the Flores fossils, and expand their important analysis of scientific practice, calling for a new movement to reverse the decline in scientific standards and the rise in scientific politics. This lively and important challenge to conventional wisdom is accessible to the general reader and makes a stimulating addition to courses on the history and philosophy of science, evolution and physical anthropology.

The Hobbit Party

The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot Jay Richards, Jonathan Witt. 24 Hardly Any “Government” As every lover of Tolkien knows, The Hobbit begins in a hobbit hole, not a nasty, dirty, bare hole, but a comfortable ...

Author: Jay Richards

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586178237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit Òin all but sizeÓ wasÑeven by hobbit standardsÑa zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of TolkienÕs work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, ÒIf much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significanceÑand the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of TolkienÕs intentionsÉ. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.Ó Several books ably explore how TolkienÕs Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

The Hobbit and Philosophy

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New York: Del Rey/ Ballantine Books, 2001), 424. 4. Tolkien, The Hobbit, 18. 5. J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Quest of Erebor,” in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and MiddleEarth, ...

Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.

The Hobbit Companion

S BREEDS OR TRAINS OF HOBBITS Like the Anglo-Saxon tribes, all Hobbits shared certain characteristics. Just as we have seen how the elements and associations with the word Hobbit went into the shaping of the racial and individual ...

Author: David Day

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 1909108340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

In Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, I am discussing The Hobbit only as it existed in the Solo Stage and the Revision Stage described above. The reason for this is quite simple: I want us to read The Hobbit on its own ground.

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547739672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbo's return home at the story's end." -- Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

The Riddles of The Hobbit

And there, in a nutshell, is the argument Iam making inthis book. The Hobbit appearsto be a straightforward childrens' adventure tale;butitis actually much less simple, rather more ironic, than that. 'Irony rather thanmimesis'also ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137373652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of The Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful questions and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkien's imaginative life. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and—on occasion—startling new conclusions.

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Hobbit, was an author, poet, university lecturer and philologist. His book, The Hobbit, is one of the world's bestselling books of all time. Its full title is The Hobbit, or There and Back Again.

Author: Sarah Oliver

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782190902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

The Christian World of The Hobbit

“There has been an abundance of first-rate books examining the Christian dimension of TheLord of the Rings, but Tolkien's other bestselling book, The Hobbit, has been largely overlooked. That sin of omission has been rectified by Devin ...

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142674949X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Reveals the Christian elements that lie at the center of "The Hobbit," explaining how Tolkien incorporated his faith into his classic literary work.

Quicklet on J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit CliffNotes like Summary

The New York Times writes that while grading papers, Tolkien wrote the opening line of The Hobbit at the top of one of the exams. He then had to write the book to discover exactly what a “hobbit” was. (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; ...

Author: Taryn Nakamura

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614640483

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

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ABOUT THE BOOK The New York Times writes that while grading papers, Tolkien wrote the opening line of The Hobbit at the top of one of the exams. He then had to write the book to discover exactly what a “hobbit” was. (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’) Tolkien began writing The Hobbit in 1937 and found encouragement from meetings with friends, C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams; this group of writers met in pubs around Oxford and called themselves “The Inklings.” (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’) He created a world called Middle Earth and filled it with its own language, creatures, and history. The inspiration for his imagined world springs from his childhood in Sarehole, a small village near Birmingham. In an interview with the New York Times, Tolkien said that the hobbits have some of the characteristics of Sarehole people: “gentle amblers, not really fond of adventures but very fond of their food.” (The Prevalence of Hobbits). MEET THE AUTHOR For the first two weeks of her life, Taryn had no name. During her brief stint as a common noun ("the baby"), she compensated for proper noun deficiency by learning to love language a little too much.Born and raised in Hawaii, she's recently returned home after receiving a B.A. in English at Yale University. As a writing concentrator at Yale, Taryn focused on fiction, but as a Hyperink writer, she has learned that nonfiction can also be fun. In her free time, she likes to run at walking pace, haunt libraries, and eat pickles. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa on January 3, 1892, but he had his true homecoming when his mother brought him back to the English countryside. While in South Africa, Tolkien was once temporarily kidnapped by an African who wanted to show off a white baby to his friends. After the dry lands and heat of Africa, Tolkien compared the calm, pleasant Sarehole to a “Christmas tree.” (The Prevalence of Hobbits) Tolkien’s father died when he was three, and his mother brought him and his brother home to Sarehole. There, Tolkien received an education in the beauty of the land and the beauty of words. He attributed his love of philology to his mother, and the love of the earth to Sarehold, which he called a “lost paradise” (Tolkien’s Shire) Tolkien received a B.A. in 1915 at Oxford, served in WWI, and then returned to Oxford for an M.A. He became a Professor of English Language at Leeds University and Oxford, where a former student said that he displayed some hobbit-like qualities. (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’). Buy a copy to keep reading!