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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again 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 comfortWritten for JRR Tolkien s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published inNow 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 thispage paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics, and includes a note on the text by Douglas A Anderson


About the Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

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a close friend of C.S Lewis.Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, includingThe SilmarillionThese, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories,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.



10 thoughts on “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

  1. 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 simpl


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    If you ve ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in, wonder no longer, cause there s a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Bilbo Baggins, living comfortably in his hobbit hole in Bag End, finds himself on the wrong end of an adventure.Gandalf the Grey has come recruiting for a burglar willin


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    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


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    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, discove


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    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 dwarve


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    What makes The Hobbit such a seminal work in the fantasy genre Is it the nine hours of over budget, sensorially explosive movies by Peter Jackson Nope Is it a complex tale of multiple human kingdoms slaughtering each other for an Iron Throne with buckets of blood and guts and plenty of sex Nope Is it simply wonderful writing As simple and boring as that Does that mean that I was


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    Andy Serkis is doing a live reading of this RIGHT NOW for charity To call this the epitome in which all high fantasy should be judged does not quite suffice this is simply one of the best books that has ever been written or will ever be written The Hobbit defines the high fantasy genre along with its sequel, of course, and has been an inspiration to countless authors and readers a


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    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 mai


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    610 The Hobbit There and Back Again, J.R.R TolkienThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel by English author J R R Tolkien It was published on 21 September 1937 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 2004 610 The Hobbit There and Back Again, J.R.R TolkienThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel by English author J R R Tolkien It was published on 21 September 1937 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 200420 190 191


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    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


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