The Hobbit



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, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort.Written for J.R.R Tolkien s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937 Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent The text in this 372 page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics 1998 , and includes a note on the text by Douglas A Anderson 2001 Unforgettable New Read [ The Hobbit ] By [ J.R.R. Tolkien ] – heartforum.co.uk

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army , philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic worksThe HobbitandThe Lord of the Rings .Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army , philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic worksThe HobbitandThe Lord of the Rings .Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959 He was a close friend of C.S Lewis.Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, includingThe SilmarillionThese, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle earth within it Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the word legendarium to the larger part of these writings While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the father of modern fantasy literature orprecisely, high fantasy Tolkien s writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945 Forbes ranked him the 5th top earning dead celebrity in 2009.Religious influencesJ.R.R Tolkien, was born in South Africa in 1892, but his family moved to Britain when he was about 3 years old When Tolkien was 8 years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life In his last interview, two years before his death, he unhesitatingly testified, I m a devout Roman Catholic Tolkien married his childhood sweetheart, Edith, and they had four children He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in 1976 asThe Father Christmas LettersOne of Tolkien s sons became a Catholic priest Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of theJerusalem BibleTolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing In addition The Lord s Prayer And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil was reportedly present in Tolkien s mind as he described Frodo s struggles against the power of the One Ring

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  • Paperback
  • 366 pages
  • The Hobbit
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • English
  • 14 June 2017
  • 0618260307

10 thoughts on “The Hobbit

  1. Matt says:

    Some books are almost impossible to review If a book is bad, how easily can we dwell on its flaws But if the book is good, how do you give any recommendation that is equal the book Unless you are an author of equal worth to the one whose work you review, what powers of prose and observation are you likely to have to fitly adorn the work The Hobbit is at one level simply a charming adventure story, perhaps one of the most charming and most adventurous ever told There, see how simple that w Some books are almost impossible to review If a book is bad, how easily can we dwell on its flaws But if the book is good, how do you give any recommendation that is equal the book Unless you are an author of equal worth to the one whose work you review, what powers of prose and observation are you likely to have to fitly adorn the work The Hobbit is at one level simply a charming adventure story, perhaps one of the most charming and most adventurous ever told There, see how simple that was If you haven t read it, you should, because it is quite enjoyable At some level, there is littleto say Enjoy the story as the simple entertainment it was meant to be Read it to your children and lu...

  2. Scott says:

    There are some days when I actually think that the humble Hobbit is superior to it s bohemoth brother,The Lord of the RingsIt s a much tighter story, and Bilbo is a muchappeal character than is Frodo I also just love this poem, from The HobbitFar over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted gold.The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,While hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep,In There are some days when I actually think that the humble Hobbit is superior to it s bohemoth brother,The Lord of the RingsIt s a much tighter story, and Bilbo is a muchappeal character than is Frodo I also just love this poem, from The HobbitFar over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted gold.The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,While hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep,In hollow halls beneath the fells.For ancient king and elvish lordThere many a gleaming golden hoardThey shaped and wrought, and light they caughtTo hide in gems on hilt of sword.On silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars, on crowns they hungThe dragon fire, in twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sun.Far over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns old...

  3. Inge says:

    Dear Tolkien fans please don t leave a comment if you re going to spew hatred I ll just delete it I m glad you enjoy Tolkien s work, but I am actually allowed to feel this way, no matter how scandalous you find that idea Thank you To be fair, it really is a cool story Mr Tolkien s imagination is endless and I respect him immensely for that To be able to conjure a whole new, magical world and all these creatures in it. absolutely amazing But it is also a very long winded story and I fou Dear Tolkien fans please don t leave a comment if you re going to spew hatred I ll just delete it I m glad you enjoy Tolkien s work, but I am actually allowed to feel this way, no matter how scandalous you find that idea Thank you To be fair, it really is a cool story Mr Tolkien s imagination is endless and I respect him immensely for that To be able to conjure a whole new, magical world and all these creatures in it. absolutely amazing But it is also a very long winded story and I found myself struggling to get the job done Reading is not supposed to be a job it s supposed to be fun and relaxing For me, The Hobbit was not an engaging story I was distracted constantly and kept missing paragraphs The story in itself is pretty great, but the way it is told makes the magic disappear I am not quite sure how to explain Maybe it was the way it was written, or the fact that they take a long time before anything happens I should also mention the highly anticlimactic end of Smaug, and the fact that I ...

  4. Will Byrnes says:

    In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Books exist in time and place and our experience of them is affected by the specific time and place in which we encounter them Sometimes an uplifting or inspiring book can change the path of a life that has wandered onto a wrong course Sometimes a book, discovered early on, can form part of the foundation of who we are Or, discovered late, can offer insight into the journey we have taken to date Sometimes a book is just a book But not The Hobbi In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Books exist in time and place and our experience of them is affected by the speci...

  5. Jason Koivu says:

    From a hole in the ground came one of my favorite characters of all time, the very reluctant and unassuming hero, Bilbo Baggins As a child, The Hobbit sparked my young imagination, causing wonderful daydreams and horrible nightmares As a teen, the book made me want to become a writer of fantastical talesor go shoeless, live in a hole and smoke a pipe As an adult, Tolkien s novel maintains within me a link to my childhood, safekeeping cherished memories and evoking everlasting emotions The From a hole in the ground came one of my favorite characters of all time, t...

  6. Ben Alderson says:

    JUST AMAZING FUN AND BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE I HAD TO READ THE END AGAIN BECAUSE OF MY LOVEhow they made three films out of this impresses me

  7. Hannah Greendale says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Were it not for the irresistible allure of The Fellowship of the Ring, I d start reading this book all over again right now 3

  8. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    I probably won t write a full review here, as this is just a reread for me, but I found this just as enchanting as the first time I read it While I still like this one only SLIGHTLY less than The Lord of the Rings, I m glad I took the opportunity to read this first before diving into a reread of LOTR this year When I first read Tolkien s books about 15 years ago I didn t experience The Hobbit until I finished LOTR, so it gave me the feeling of being able to read this one as an introduction to I probably won t write a full review here, as this is just a reread for me, but I found this just as enchanting as the first time I read it While I stil...

  9. Traveller says:

    Maybe one day soon I ll write a proper review of The Hobbit.In the meantime, I want to say this If you are a child, you need to read this for Gollum s riddles.If you are an adult, you need to read this book to children if you don t have children, rent borrow some for at least one opportunity to roleplay Gollum.Becuz GOLLUM ROOOLZ See here, he even won an award PS Since Gollum features so strongly in this review, here is an interesti...

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