The Hobbit Download Kindle Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien Click Here to Download the Book 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. Tolkienâ€™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.
Reviews When I was in grade five, my teacher read to us from The Hobbit everyday after lunch. I believe that listening to The Hobbit read to you is perhaps the best way to experience it. (I doubt I could make that claim for the rest of Tolkien's work.) Now, twenty years later, I've finished The Hobbit once more, again read aloud (this time I was the reader and my wife the audience). I enjoyed it every bit as much as my eleven-year-old self did. I think my wife did too. The Hobbit is Tolkiens best story. The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale (and the Silmarillion only makes things more epic). The delta of names and places, histories and backstories alluded to in passing, meanders along; it's easy to lose the main course of the story. The Hobbit is gentler--still with its own rapids and tricky bits of water--but gentle enough to follow the story. A good story--even a multi-volume work like Harry Potter--maintains a certain unity. The Hobbit does this (for the most part). I think that's one of the reasons I love it so. I encourage you to pull The Hobbit off the shelf and read it aloud. It's fun! I look forward to returning to it in another few years, to read it again, this time to my own kids.
Raiding the dusty collection of books at an op shop in South Melbourne on a sunny lunch break, I stumbled across this little treasure for only 50 cents. A 1975 version from the original published in 1937 with a handwritten note on the inside of the cover: "To Jon, Merry Xmas- 1977. Love, Mary, Linda and Jamie". Perhaps, I will give it a go? The name Tolkien had never crossed my mind until the release of Lord of the Rings when I was about 15 years old. I fell asleep in the film on a date with an American and since then, Tolkien has been dubbed thee overly masculine story-teller for my liking. Wizards, goblins and dwarfs? Surely, this was not going to interest me. After all, I had never been drawn into the world of Harry Potter, rather more, Bronte and Austen, where the societal obligations of women were more my interest if I was to refer to the archaic literature. I was rather overly confident in my assumptions and had I not taken that leap of faith and delved into writing of another genre, I think I would never have found my passion for Tolkien. What I found was a story filled with rich language that did not detract from the story itself. The writing transported me to a world of darkness, humour, and magic that, surprisingly enough, I did not relate back to the characters from the Hollywood films- even though I have not seen the films, the marketing is done so well, that Elijah Wood can easily find his way into your imagination, it seems. It did not take me very long to read and although you feel like you know where it's heading, you do not. Bilbo is such a beautiful character and you cannot help but imagine a man that, before, lived a lonely life without realising himself that he was yearning for adventure away from the safety of his hobbit hole. By the end of the story you feel like you have been on the journey with all characters, in particular, Bilbo Baggins. His last passage to Gandalf as he arrives home reminds the reader of what can be taken for granted. Gold or no gold, it seems as though the richness of life comes through all those natural experiences we undertake and our natural surroundings. And here now, I undertake to read the whole trilogy of The Lord of the Rings.
This book is about a bobbit named bilbo baggins and he is confronted by a wizard names gandalf the gray. They is told to go on a adventure with him and 12 other men. To take back there homeland from a dragon that took them out and killed many people they need him to trick the dragon or be a theif in it. They set out on this adventure but cross some crazy paths with an other wizard and orcs and even trolls and spiders they are always out matched but they face it all together they doubted bilbo before but in the end he saves them alot. I think the movie was really close to the book it. The first one just came out and they are making the other to in a bit. But it was really close and i was excited because they got every detil like even in other books of lord of the rings they added in it too and that was really cool. I wound recommend this to people because it is a really good book and i really liked it. It was fun to read and wasn't really hard and it was very action packed and thrillig in some parts. The only problem i had with it is when they are in this forest that really took forever and i think they could have got through that quicker.
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