Finding God in the Hobbit

I consider this one of the most intriguing episodes in the entire history of The
Hobbit . The incident is at once so absurd and yet so pivotal that it can't help but
raise a series of interesting questions . Was there a method to the madness ? Do
we ...

Author: Jim Ware

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414305967

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

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.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544115554

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. 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. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

The Hobbit

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters,
items, eventsand places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b
/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s12) ...

Author: Paddy Kempshall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054789872X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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Bilbo Baggins and his company of dwarves battle against evil orcs and wargs in order to recapture the lost Kingdom of Erebor.

The Hobbit

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green hills, bright meadows,. caption for unnecessary bookmark. FIGURE
Hobbits. Hobbits.1 hobbit splash page 1. hobbit splash page In a quiet corner of
the ...

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898568

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 251

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, specifically the Peter Jackson movie trilogy. Judy Ann Ford and
Robin Anne Reid examine the polytemporality and medieval epic that Jackson
has infused into The Hob- bit:An UnexpectedJourney, the first movie in the trilogy.

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 786

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

The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins (who is in fact a hobbit, a human
however significantly smaller in stature than a normal person) and his quest that
results in acquiring a large sum of treasure that had been guarded by a dragon, ...

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes



Page: 25

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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

An A Z of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit

Although Martin was joking, in all seriousness there had been delay after delay
and for many years there had been the possibility that The Hobbit movies would
never be made. Peter Jackson and his wife Fran originally wanted to bring out a ...

Author: Sarah Oliver

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782190902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 553

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 The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book

The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Héléfiilp THE

Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 461

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

$25.00 HIGHER IN CANADA “An admirable and thought-provoking consideration
of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-andback-again
progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbo's return home at the story's

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547739672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 938

"An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbo's return home at the story's end." -- Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Sticker Book

Author: Gemma Barder

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544234685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 810

Enter the world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and the Dwarves as they continue their journey. This new book in the Hobbit range includes different fact files and activities designed to inform the reader about the story and its characters and invite them to participate using the stickers. Includes four pages of full-color photo stickers featuring the characters, and creatures from the films.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

a privilege it is to be asked to pro- vide an introduction to Jude Fisher's Visual
Companion to The Hobbit: a privilege it is to be asked to pro- vide an introduction
to Jude Fisher's Visual Companion to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898746

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 169

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

'The book may be called The Hobbit,' says Philippa, 'but really central to the story
in many ways is another race, that of the Dwarves. The audience, like the reader,
meets them, literally, in a mad tumble: they come at you, all thirteen of them, ...

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

View: 740

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.

A Guide for Using The Hobbit in the Classroom

After you have finished reading The Hobbit, choose one method of reporting on
the book that interests you. It may be a way that your teacher suggests, an idea of
your own, or one of the ways that is mentioned below. • See What I Read?

Author: John Carratello

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557344051

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 788

The Hobbit Party

In the prologue to The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's narrator tells us that hobbits
love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed
countryside was their favorite haunt. They do not and did not understand or like ...

Author: Jay Richards

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586178237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 613

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 Study Guide

The study of different languages inspired Tolkien to invent his own language
which would form the basis for Middle Earth, the setting for his first published
novel, The Hobbit (1936). The Hobbit was simply a story about a little person who
had ...

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429621

Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 633

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.

The Hobbit Trap

... including journalists . Surely that had constituted placing the material in the
public domain ? An apology from Falk and withdrawal of complaint by Jungers
ended the row . Maciej Henneberg : The game was getting bit dirty . 94 The
Hobbit ...

Author: Maciej Henneberg

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862547919

Category: Flores Island (Indonesia)

Page: 159

View: 397

"This book lays out the argument against the labelling of a skeleton found in Indonesia (the 'Hobbit') a 'new species' of human. Maciej Henneberg, international scientist and palaeo-anthropologist, writes of his reaction to the extraordinary claims of a 'new species' find, his quick conclusion that the skeleton is not a new species, and his theory - along with other colleagues - that the skeleton is not only not a new species, but is that of a modern human with a growth disorder, and may only be around 40-50 years old. Based on studies of the teeth, Maciej Henneberg and other scientists believe the 'Hobbit' may have had modern dental work."--Provided by publisher.

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

First, in The Hobbit, Gandalf is an Agent of Divine Initiation. With the possible
exception of Sauron, Gandalf is the prime mover and shaker within Middle-earth.
On Illivatar's behalf, he's the one initiating chains of events and setting in motion
the ...

Author: James Stuart Bell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441260587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 740

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

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


ISBN: 9780618968633

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 300

View: 245

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.

A Teachers Guide to The Hobbit

Reproduction of these materials for an entire school or for a school board, or for
commercial sale is forbidden and prohibited. All quotations from The Hobbit are
taken from: Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York: Del Ray Publishing, 2012.

Author: Greg Slingerland


ISBN: 1300722665

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 993

A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit is designed for grades 7-12, but gravitates more towards the intermediate level/middle grade. If followed closely, A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit will take approximately 12 weeks to go through. The guide works well for class novel studies or for homeschooling. Included in this guide are pre-reading activities, chapter by chapter activities, assessments, and assignments that tie the whole book together.

The Christian World of The Hobbit

Although Bilbo acquires a sword in chapter 2, and near the story's end a helmet
and chain mail, except for a brief time when he uses Sting against the spiders, he
never becomes a warrior. “I expect I look rather absurd,” the hobbit observes as ...

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142675986X

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 196

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.