The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

The first softback edition of the superb illustrated edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring classic.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780261103313

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 288

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The first softback edition of the superb illustrated edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring classic. J.R.R. Tolkien's great classic work, The Hobbit, celebrated its 60th year of publication (1937) with a gorgeous illustrated edition by artist Alan Lee, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal for illustration, and creator of the fabulously successful Centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings. Containing 22 full colour illustrations depicting key scenes from this all-time classic (scenes such as Gollum and Bilbo, The Wargs, Smaug the Dragon and The Battle of the Five Armies), this beautiful volume also includes a wealth of integrated pencil drawings which demonstrate perfectly Alan's genius at work.

The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

Bilbo Baggins an unambitious hobbitt, and a company of dwarves meet high adventure with trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders, in search of dragon guarded gold.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780048231888

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 285

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Bilbo Baggins an unambitious hobbitt, and a company of dwarves meet high adventure with trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders, in search of dragon guarded gold.

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: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 924

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

Finding God in the Hobbit

I consider this one of the most intriguing episodes in the entire history of The Hobbit . The incident is at once so absurd and yet so pivotal that it can't ...

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

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544115554

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 415

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

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, ...

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3754125214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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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.

The Hobbit

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, eventsand places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a ...

Author: Paddy Kempshall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054789872X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

View: 279

Bilbo Baggins and his company of dwarves battle against evil orcs and wargs in order to recapture the lost Kingdom of Erebor.

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.

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 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 ...

Author: David Day

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 1909108340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 404

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.

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

Although Martin was joking, in all seriousness there had been delay after delay and for many years there had been the possibility that The Hobbit movies ...

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 Hobbit and Philosophy

Tolkien, The Hobbit, 18. 5. J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Quest of Erebor,” in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and MiddleEarth, ed. Christopher Tolkien (Boston: ...

Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 385

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 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 ...

Author: Maciej Henneberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315418282

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 179

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.

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

Readers of The Lord of the Rings will find The Hobbit's Gollum quite familiar and will see his encounter with Bilbo as anticipating and setting up Gollum's ...

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547739672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 790

"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 Spiritual World of the Hobbit

Tolkien, The Hobbit, 43. [2]. Ibid., 48. [3]. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, 194. [4]. John Garth, Tolkien and the Great War (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), ...

Author: James Stuart Bell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441260587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 919

Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit has been in my life since I was about 7 years old. ... of The Hobbit, at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England.

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898746

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 302

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Riddles of The Hobbit

The Hobbit appearsto be a straightforward childrens' adventure tale;butitis actually much less simple, rather more ironic, than that.

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137373652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 205

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.

A Teachers Guide to The Hobbit

Tolkien wrote The Hobbit during a time in history when there were a lot of wars and suffering. How do we see this come out in The Hobbit?

Author: Greg Slingerland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300722665

Category: Education

Page: 74

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A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit is designed for grades 7-12, but gravitates more towards the intermediate level/middle grade. If followed closely, A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit will take approximately 12 weeks to go through. The guide works well for class novel studies or for homeschooling. Included in this guide are pre-reading activities, chapter by chapter activities, assessments, and assignments that tie the whole book together.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a ...

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

View: 518

Draws on exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, cast members and principal filmmakers to share behind-the-scenes insights into the second entry in the trilogy inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prequel, in a volume sumptuously illustrated by set photos and special-effects scenes. Original. 125,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.


The Hobbit Party

The hobbits Shire is a microcosm of Victorian England in every way, especially the way everything works fine without interference from the institutions of ...

Author: Jay Richards

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586178237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 738

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.