The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (2020)

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again J.R.R. Tolkien Alan Lee 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
  • Title: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Alan Lee
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  • Page: 133
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again J.R.R. Tolkien Alan Lee 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 NowIn 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
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  1. Matt

    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 simply a charming adventure story, perhaps one of the most charming and most adventurous ever told There, see how simple that was If y [...]

  2. Scott

    There are some days when I actually think that the humble Hobbit is superior to it s bohemoth brother, The Lord of the Rings It s a much tighter story, and Bilbo is a much appeal 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 dwarves of yore made mighty spells,While hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep,In hollow h [...]

  3. Inge

    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, magical world and all these creatures in it absolutely amazing But it is also a very long winded story and I found myself s [...]

  4. Jason Koivu

    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 maintains within me a link to my childhood, safekeeping cherished memories and evoking everlasting emotions The troubl [...]

  5. Will Byrnes

    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, discovered late, can offer insight into the journey we have taken to date Sometimes a book is just a book But not The Hobbit Not f [...]

  6. Ben Alderson

    JUST AMAZING FUN AND BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE I HAD TO READ THE END AGAIN BECAUSE OF MY LOVEhow they made three films out of this impresses me

  7. Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Were it not for the irresistible allure of The Fellowship of the Ring, I d start reading this book all over again right now 3

  8. Chelsea Humphrey

    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 Hobbit until I finished LOTR, so it gave me the feeling of being able to read this one as an introduction to th [...]

  9. Traveller

    Maybe one day soon I ll write a proper review of The Hobbit.In the meantime, I want to say this If you are a child, you need to read this for Gollum s riddles.If you are an adult, you need to read this book to children if you don t have children, rent borrow some for at least one opportunity to roleplay Gollum.Becuz GOLLUM ROOOLZ See here, he even won an award PS Since Gollum features so strongly in this review, here is an interesting video on the acting and CGI genius that went into the making [...]

  10. Michael Finocchiaro

    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 incredibly disappointed in the movie adaptation not to say abortion Yep Does that mean I don t love Game of Thrones bo [...]

  11. Bookdragon Sean

    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 alike Tolkien, quite literally, kick started a genre that would eventually capture the hearts of thousands of people He changed the literary world The best fantasy universe ever create [...]

  12. Ana

    The book is almost always better than the movie, and The Hobbit is the prime example of this sentiment I have spoken.

  13. Lyn

    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 So begins J.R.R Tolkien s love letter to fantasy literature.A reader to this timeless classic will first notice that this is a first person narration, the reader hears Tolkien s voice as he narrates the tale of Bilbo Baggins, Belladonna Took s odd son who [...]

  14. Ahmad Sharabiani

    610 The Hobbit There and Back Again, J.R.R TolkienThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children s 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 190 191

  15. Mohammed Arabey

    The Plot The Action The Settings The Characters But The Oscar Goes to J.R.R Tolkien for BEST STORYTELLER , , , , 2001 , 10 , , The Plot , , , The Characters Dwarf , , , The Storyteller , Good Morning said Bilbo, and he meant it The sun was shining, and the grass was very green But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat What do you mean he said Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or [...]

  16. Alejandro

    Where there s life there s hope.I ve been thinking a lot of how many stars giving to the book, since there were parts that I loved a lot, but there were others that I found tedious and even anti climatic, but in respect to this great writer, J.R.R Tolkien, I think that the book deserves at least 4 stars rating with which I feel easy since I am not giving it a full rating but also I am not punishing it for things that maybe a future re reading will solve.In a hole in the ground there lived a hobb [...]

  17. Manny

    I love the feeling of connectedness you get when you ve wondered about something for a long time, and finally discover the answer I had a great example of that yesterday As I said in my review of The Lord of the Rings, for me Tolkien is all about language I must have read The Hobbit when I was about 8, and even at that age I was fascinated by his made up names They sort of made sense, but not quite.Then, when I was 21, I learned Swedish, and suddenly there were many things in Middle Earth that c [...]

  18. Julio Genao

    this is not a reviewis is smack talk and a buddy saw the first two films in the peter jackson trilogy for a second time this weekend he says he loves actor lee pace just like i do, but that his character, thranduil, was campy as fuck and also what the hell were they even thinking to which i reply y all know i like em long, lean, and unavailablent nobody gon talk shyt bout muh booTIVATE MEME BATTURR

  19. Ryan

    Unpopular opinion time I don t like The Hobbit.Before all of you start hating me forever, please, hear me out I truly respect J R.R Tolkien If I m not mistaken, this was one of the first really popular fantasy books ever written And fantasy just happens to be my favourite genre So you can see why I really wanted to like this book I wanted to like it so much, in fact, that I have tried to read it three times now But each time, I have had to DNF it I love The Lord of the Rings movies I love The Ho [...]

  20. Evgeny

    I find it hard to believe there are people who have no clue what the book is about Still the possibility exists so I will give the high points of the plot See there once was a hobbit a race entirely created by Tolkien and endlessly recycled since under name halflings for copyright reasons named Bilbo Baggins Think a humanoid creature of about half of a grown up adult human height with furry legs who goes barefoot it is a hobbit.These guys live underground in holes similar to rabbit s, but much [...]

  21. seak

    Amazing The above was my first review of this and really summed things up quite succinctly Below is actually a review of the first of the trilogy of movies following The Hobbit kinda There have been lots of thoughts on this movie already, but I felt I needed to add my two cents, because, well, lots of people are just plain wrong.Okay, maybe people have good reason to be disappointed with The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, but I wanted to tell you why you shouldn t be I think we all had a bit of a [...]

  22. Emily May

    In certain crowds, my rating and the words I m about to write well, type would probably get me shot But The Hobbit is still, to this day, the single most boring book I have ever read That s including The Globalization of World Politics And Moby Dick I feel like I m missing something with all of Tolkien s work I don t get the love

  23. Barry Pierce

    I really hate fantasy However I do consider myself a reader Therefore I feel obliged to read the works of Tolkien cos well he s a pretty major name in 20th century English literature sighs The things I do for the love of books.I was apprehensive when I started this I was introduced to hobbits and dwarves and wizards and I very nearly quit on page 16 However I decided to continue with one thought circling in my head, it s just a bit of fun Whenever I came across a passage with trolls or dragons o [...]

  24. Jadranka

    Kako napisati review za najomiljeniju knjigu ikada Nikako, zato ovo i nije klasi an review.Ve nekoliko godina, sestra i ja imamo obi aj da pred kraj godine itamo ba Hobita, to je na a mala tradicija kojom obele avamo kraj jedne i po etak nove godine Knjige dolaze i prolaze, ali samo za pojedine mo emo da ka emo da su nas oblikovale kao itaoce.Hobit je jedna od tih knjiga za mene.A evo kako je sve po elo Znate ono uveno pitanje Koje 3 knjige biste poneli na pusto ostrvo E pa, ne znam koje bi bile [...]

  25. Jean

    In a city, in an English university town, there lived a don Not a sprawling, grimy slum of a city, full of the stench of neglect and despair, nor yet a soulless prosperous city, fueled by commercial enterprise it was an Oxford professor s hometown, and that means intellectual satisfaction If this rather feeble skit is instantly recognisable to you, just pause for a moment, to marvel at how much impact the original opening lines of The Hobbit have had They have been incredibly successful at seepi [...]

  26. Duane

    This is the beginning, the genesis of what many consider the greatest fantasy story ever told This story, the story of Bilbo, the story of the Ring, is so simple, so like a children s fairytale that it s difficult to imagine the magnitude and complexity of the story it spawned, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy I read the Hobbit first and I fell in love with Bilbo, so much so that it took me awhile to warm up to Frodo This is a reread for me and the story is just as appealing, just as lovable as the [...]

  27. Miquel Reina

    The Hobbit is probably my favorite book of all times I should meditate a bit , but for sure it is between my three favorite books D I think the Hobbit is a tale rather than a novel, a tale for adults I love the contrast between the quiet, comfortable and almost boring life of Bilbo against the adventure full of dangers that he will live with the dwarves For me, The Hobbit is a metaphor of life, with a strong and clear moral that we all learn at the end of its reading I encourage everyone to read [...]

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