The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 3754125214
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

Gandalf tricks Bilbo Baggins into hosting a party for Thorin Oakenshield and his band of twelve dwarves, (Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur) who sing of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug. When the music ends, Gandalf unveils Thrór's map showing a secret door into the Mountain and proposes that the dumbfounded Bilbo serve as the expedition's "burglar". The dwarves ridicule the idea, but Bilbo, indignant, joins despite himself. The group travels into the wild, where Gandalf saves the company from trolls and leads them to Rivendell, where Elrond reveals more secrets from the map. When they attempt to cross the Misty Mountains they are caught by goblins and driven deep underground. Although Gandalf rescues them, Bilbo gets separated from the others as they flee the goblins. Lost in the goblin tunnels, he stumbles across a mysterious ring and then encounters Gollum, who engages him in a game of riddles. As a reward for solving all riddles Gollum will show him the path out of the tunnels, but if Bilbo fails, his life will be forfeit. With the help of the ring, which confers invisibility, Bilbo escapes and rejoins the dwarves, improving his reputation with them. The goblins and Wargs give chase, but the company are saved by eagles before resting in the house of Beorn.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: Jude Fisher
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0547898568
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles, bestiaries, and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology

The Hobbit and Tolkien      s Mythology
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN: 1476617953
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology Book Excerpt:

At the 2013 “Celebrating The Hobbit” conference at Valparaiso University—marking the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies—two plenary papers were presented: “Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium” by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit’s influence on Tolkien’s legendarium; and “Tolkien’s French Connections” by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien’s legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff’s and Flieger’s papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin’s Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s legendarium.

The Hobbit Trap

The Hobbit Trap
Author: Maciej Henneberg,Robert B Eckhardt,John Schofield
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN: 1315418282
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Trap Book Excerpt:

When scientists found the remains of a tiny hominid on an Indonesian in 2004, they claimed they found a totally new species of human ancestor (homo floresiensis), and called it a Hobbit. Film crews rolled in and the little creature took the world by storm, but a group of prominent scientists, including Maciej Henneberg and Robert Eckhardt, smelled a rat. They refuted the data—the size and shape of bones, the inferences about height—and they raised fundamental questions about scientific method, revealing cultural and political pressures that lead to the wide acceptance of unsupported theories. The Hobbit Trap describes how the case against the “new species” theory developed and offers an important critique of the species concept in evolution. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the authors include new data and analysis of the Flores fossils, and expand their important analysis of scientific practice, calling for a new movement to reverse the decline in scientific standards and the rise in scientific politics. This lively and important challenge to conventional wisdom is accessible to the general reader and makes a stimulating addition to courses on the history and philosophy of science, evolution and physical anthropology.

The Hobbit Party

The Hobbit Party
Author: Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN: 1586178237
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Party Book Excerpt:

Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit Òin all but sizeÓ wasÑeven by hobbit standardsÑa zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of TolkienÕs work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, ÒIf much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significanceÑand the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of TolkienÕs intentionsÉ. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.Ó Several books ably explore how TolkienÕs Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

The Hobbit Companion

The Hobbit Companion
Author: David Day
Publsiher: Pavilion
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-10-26
ISBN: 1909108340
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Companion Book Excerpt:

Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book

The Hobbit  The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book
Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 0547898673
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book Book Excerpt:

A guide to the film features stills and character profiles as well as puzzles, games, and activities.

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

Exploring J R R  Tolkien s The Hobbit
Author: Corey Olsen
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012
ISBN: 054773946X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

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.

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit
Author: Sarah Oliver
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-11-05
ISBN: 1782190902
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

The Hobbit and Philosophy

The Hobbit and Philosophy
Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN: 1118233891
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's belovedclassic—just in time for the December 2012 release of PeterJackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-lovedfantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to TheLord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's greatphilosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised inthis timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty,disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner,"or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? Whatduties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extendedeven to those who deserve to die? Gives you new insights into The Hobbit's centralcharacters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorinand their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the LonelyMountain Explores key questions about The Hobbit's story andthemes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? Howshould Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his"beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into theWild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers,from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, WilliamBlake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's"slimy island of rock," this is a must read for longtimeTolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and hisadventures "there and back again" for the first time.

Finding God in The Hobbit

Finding God in The Hobbit
Author: Jim Ware
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-10-01
ISBN: 1414329849
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding God in The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured the imaginations of millions. But The Hobbit—now a major motion picture—is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way. In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, coauthor of the popular Finding God series, unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth, sharing insightful reflections on scenes and characters from Tolkien’s classic. And as you travel through Middle-earth, you’ll start to discover some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and how he has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.

The Christian World of The Hobbit

The Christian World of The Hobbit
Author: Devin Brown
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 142675986X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian World of The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

In his beloved story The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien takes readers into a world unlike any other, yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. The Christian World of The Hobbit does what no book has done: it brings Tolkien fans new delight by introducing a side of Tolkien that is rarely explored but vitally important to his writings—especially The Hobbit. Written by internationally regarded Tolkien-scholar Devin Brown, this approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book offers up fresh perspectives to fans of The Hobbit, both the book and the film adaptation. Click here to download the FREE Study Guide.

Quicklet on J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit CliffNotes like Summary

Quicklet on J R R  Tolkien s The Hobbit  CliffNotes like Summary
Author: Taryn Nakamura
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2012-02-24
ISBN: 1614640483
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit CliffNotes like Summary Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK The New York Times writes that while grading papers, Tolkien wrote the opening line of The Hobbit at the top of one of the exams. He then had to write the book to discover exactly what a “hobbit” was. (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’) Tolkien began writing The Hobbit in 1937 and found encouragement from meetings with friends, C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams; this group of writers met in pubs around Oxford and called themselves “The Inklings.” (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’) He created a world called Middle Earth and filled it with its own language, creatures, and history. The inspiration for his imagined world springs from his childhood in Sarehole, a small village near Birmingham. In an interview with the New York Times, Tolkien said that the hobbits have some of the characteristics of Sarehole people: “gentle amblers, not really fond of adventures but very fond of their food.” (The Prevalence of Hobbits). MEET THE AUTHOR For the first two weeks of her life, Taryn had no name. During her brief stint as a common noun ("the baby"), she compensated for proper noun deficiency by learning to love language a little too much.Born and raised in Hawaii, she's recently returned home after receiving a B.A. in English at Yale University. As a writing concentrator at Yale, Taryn focused on fiction, but as a Hyperink writer, she has learned that nonfiction can also be fun. In her free time, she likes to run at walking pace, haunt libraries, and eat pickles. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa on January 3, 1892, but he had his true homecoming when his mother brought him back to the English countryside. While in South Africa, Tolkien was once temporarily kidnapped by an African who wanted to show off a white baby to his friends. After the dry lands and heat of Africa, Tolkien compared the calm, pleasant Sarehole to a “Christmas tree.” (The Prevalence of Hobbits) Tolkien’s father died when he was three, and his mother brought him and his brother home to Sarehole. There, Tolkien received an education in the beauty of the land and the beauty of words. He attributed his love of philology to his mother, and the love of the earth to Sarehold, which he called a “lost paradise” (Tolkien’s Shire) Tolkien received a B.A. in 1915 at Oxford, served in WWI, and then returned to Oxford for an M.A. He became a Professor of English Language at Leeds University and Oxford, where a former student said that he displayed some hobbit-like qualities. (J. R. R. Tolkien Dead at 81; Wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’). Buy a copy to keep reading!

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit
Author: James Stuart Bell
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN: 1441260587
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit Book Excerpt:

Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide

The Hobbit  An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide
Author: Brian Sibley
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 0547899300
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide Book Excerpt:

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.

A Study Guide for J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

A Study Guide for J  R  R  Tolkien s  The Hobbit
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 1410348164
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Guide for Using The Hobbit in the Classroom

A Guide for Using The Hobbit in the Classroom
Author: John Carratello,Patty Carratello
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1557344051
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using The Hobbit in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

The Hobbit Study Guide

The Hobbit  Study Guide
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1610429621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit Study Guide Book Excerpt:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - It's the book that started it all! Though not as epic as the series that came after it, there are still enough characters, settings and plots to make a companion nice to have. BookCaps can help! This companion to the book provides character, plot and chapter summaries. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

CliffsNotes on Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit

CliffsNotes on Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings   The Hobbit
Author: Gene B Hardy
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2007-08-20
ISBN: 0544182596
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit Book Excerpt:

Join the journey through Middle-earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit  the Desolation of Smaug
Author: Brian Sibley
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0547898703
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug Book Excerpt:

Draws on exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, cast members and principal filmmakers to share behind-the-scenes insights into the second entry in the trilogy inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prequel, in a volume sumptuously illustrated by set photos and special-effects scenes. Original. 125,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.