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Title:
The hobbit, or, There and back again
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2001]

©1937
Physical Description:
365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, becomes a thief for a band of dwarves and soon finds himself in the midst of a war with the evil goblins and wargs, and forced to make a decision between the call of duty and the pull of the simple life.
General Note:
"Note on the text copyright c2001 by Douglas A. Anderson"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
List of illustrations -- Note on the text -- Unexpected party -- Roast mutton -- Short rest -- Over hill and under hill -- Riddles in the dark -- Out of the frying-pan into the fire -- Queer lodgings -- flies and spiders -- Barrels out of bond -- Warm welcome -- On the doorstep -- Inside information -- Not at home -- Fire and water -- Gathering of the clouds -- Thief in the night -- Clouds burst -- Return journey -- Last stage -- Fellowship of the ring, book one of the lord of the rings a long-expected party.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.6 16.0 511.
ISBN:
9780618260300

9780547953830

9781439527269
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Book

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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!


Author Notes

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle.

Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

In 2013, his title, The\Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography) J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", & "The Silmarillion", was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.

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First published in the U.K. in 1937, this is the volume that introduced the world to hobbits, Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard, and the Ring of power. A new edition, formatted for younger readers, was released in August and features cover art by Peter S!s (ISBN 0-618-16221-6. $18; pap. ISBN 0-618-15082-X. $10). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. x
Note on the Textp. xi
Author's Notep. 1
I. An Unexpected Partyp. 3
II. Roast Muttonp. 32
III. A Short Restp. 51
IV. Over Hill and Under Hillp. 61
V. Riddles in the Darkp. 76
VI. Out of the Frying-Pan into the Firep. 100
VII. Queer Lodgingsp. 123
VIII. Flies and Spidersp. 153
IX. Barrels Out of Bondp. 185
X. A Warm Welcomep. 205
XI. On the Doorstepp. 219
XII. Inside Informationp. 230
XIII. Not at Homep. 253
XIV. Fire and Waterp. 266
XV. The Gathering of the Cloudsp. 277
XVI. A Thief in the Nightp. 289
XVII. The Clouds Burstp. 296
XVIII. The Return Journeyp. 310
XIX. The Last Stagep. 320
Chapter 1 of The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One of The Lord of the Rings A Long-Expected Partyp. 333