The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6050465118

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4753

Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951973

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4956

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, Or, There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345339681

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9563

Chronicles the adventures of the inhabitants of Middle-earth and Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who brought home to The Shire the One Ring of Power

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054773946X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 4739

The host of the popular podcast The Tolkien Professor provides an in-depth tour of The Hobbit, detailing the secrets and stories behind the characters within the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 30,000 first printing.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547899327

Category: Art

Page: 72

View: 5203

Join the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard and the Company of Dwarves on their Quest to recover treasure stolen by the Dragon, Smaug the Magnificent. Leaving the comfort of Bilbo’s home they must face many perils before they can claim their long-lost gold -- Trolls, Elves, Goblins, Wargs, and worse… Richly illustrated with more than 100 color photos from the film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion begins the Quest for the Lonely Mountain in spectacular style.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008108281

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 400

View: 701

Probably the most famous children's book of modern times -- regularly topping polls for "favourite book" and now available in a Large Type format to complement The Lord of The Rings Large Type trilogy. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services -- as a burglar -- on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.

The Riddles of The Hobbit

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137373644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6189

This book situates The Hobbit and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture and more modern day examples, setting out to solve the novel's riddles in original ways.

The Christian World of The Hobbit

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142674949X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 9088

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547899300

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 7920

Enter Bilbo Baggins’ world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.

The Annotated Hobbit

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Douglas Allen Anderson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618134700

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 2435

An annotated version of one of the most popular fantasy adventures of all time includes biographical and bibliographical notes, as well as linguistic data and source materials.

The Hobbit

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007525492

Category: Baggins, Bilbo

Page: 389

View: 6974

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'.

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7134

Celebrating 75 years of one of the world's most treasured classics with an all new trade paperback edition. Repackaged with new cover art. 500,000 first printing.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey--The Movie Storybook

Author: Paddy Kempshall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547899319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5009

Relive the story of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in this fantastic photo-filled book. Battling against Goblins, Wargs and other forces of evil, will Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Dwarves find the strength to help recapture the lost Kingdom of Erebor? With this amazing retelling of the movie, you too can visit Middle-earth.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures & Characters

Author: Weta

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062265685

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 7080

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, villains, beasts, and beings that populate Middleearth in the fi rst chapter of Peter Jackson's fi lm adaptations of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and fi lm stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lm's huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm. First-hand accounts from the actors, makeup artists, digital effects specialists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. A bonus feature, unique to this book, is the special fold-out character size chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the fi lm, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants! Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all the creatures and characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from the Dwarf heroes to the dark denizens of Middle-earth–the Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, and Wargs–and, of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

The Hobbit: Illustrated by Alan Lee

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007487312

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7880

First ever illustrated eBook of the classic bestseller featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

The Hobbit

A Journey Into Maturity

Author: William Howard Green

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 8187

Describes the historical and literary background of "The Hobbit," and offers an interpretation of its major themes

The Hobbit

A Musical Play

Author: J R R Tolkien,Ruth Perry,David Rogers,Allan J Friedman

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871293930

Category: Musicals

Page: 124

View: 8945

The Hobbit and Philosophy

For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way

Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 5844

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 Fellowship of the Ring

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007522903

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 8055

Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.