The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienIn 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!
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again
L ast year was the 75th anniversary of the widely acclaimed book The Hobbit, one of the bestselling classics of the 20th Century. It was also the release of the book-based film. It was an exciting year for readers and even more so for the Librarians and bookshop owners. The stores were bursting with infinite numbers of books. Sales were begun to make space on the shelves for this precious stock. I myself was a part of the giant crowd that purchased a copy of the book.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September to wide critical.
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It was published on 21 September to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins , the titular hobbit , to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory. The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature or type of creature of Tolkien's geography. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity, competence, and wisdom by accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey, and adventurous sides of his nature and applying his wits and common sense. The story reaches its climax in the Battle of Five Armies , where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to engage in conflict.
Tolkien published books set within Arda. The next morning, after oversleeping and nearly missing the start of the journey, Bilbo goes off with the Dwarves. They are nearly eaten by three Trolls , but Gandalf tricks the trolls into staying up all night whereupon they are turned into stone by the first light of dawn. The stone trolls appear later in The Lord of the Rings. In the troll's cave they find some swords. Bilbo acquires Sting , which glows blue in the presence of Goblins another name for Orcs.
But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilboalone and unaidedwho had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside. This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings. Language: English Copyright: Read more about the PowerV Word Selector.