Finding God in the Hobbit

Author: Jim Ware

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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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

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 986

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 and Philosophy

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

Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 457

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: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 72

View: 423

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.

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

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 347

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 Christian World of The Hobbit

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 496

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: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 239

Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members, including Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel the Elf, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing the dragon, Smaug. Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion to the second film in the award-winning trilogy.

There and Back Again

J R R Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 861

A University of Oxford literature lecturer explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work, including his youth in the West Midlands, his World War I experiences and his interest in Scandinavian mythology, to explore the sources of his creative achievements.