The Hobbit and Philosophy

Did Thorin leave his "beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into the Wild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) The wisdom of some of the world's deepest thinkers, from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel ...

Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

John D. Rateliff, author of The History of the Hobbit Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien s The Hobbit moves step by step through the text, explaining references, pointing out themes and clearly and carefully showing how Tolkien s book although one of ...

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054773946X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 322

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.

The Hobbit

Describes the historical and literary background of "The Hobbit," and offers an interpretation of its major themes

Author: William Howard Green

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Describes the historical and literary background of "The Hobbit," and offers an interpretation of its major themes

The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345339681

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 306

View: 283


The Hobbit

The enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen ...

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007270615

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 387

View: 629

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published - it was the Harry Potter of its generation. With new Lord of the Rings movies around the corner, this special Children's edition is designed to put the book back where it belongs - at the top of every child's 'must-read' list.

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

View: 531

Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.

J R R Tolkien

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 44

View: 746


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 take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008108281

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 400

View: 364

Probably the most famous children's book of modern times -- regularly topping polls for "favourite book" and now available in a Large Type format to complement The Lord of The Rings Large Type trilogy. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services -- as a burglar -- on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780007458424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 364

View: 392

Essential Modern Classic EditionBilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, THE HOBBIT. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction.

The Hobbit

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the ...

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898568

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 445

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

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 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: 746

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 Colour Illustrated Hobbit

The unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit who embarks on a strange and magical adventure, is brought to life by Jemima Catlin's charming and lively colour illustrations in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation ...

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007497935

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 294

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

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

ISBN:

Category:

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

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book

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Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547898673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Sticker Book

Author: Gemma Barder

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544234685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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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: 756

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 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

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Author: G Whiz

Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1498920772

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Did you know since childhood, Tolkien had a keen interest in various languages and was competent in Gothic and Finnish and a master of Greek and Latin? Or, did you know the first of the trilogy for 'The Hobbit' was filmed in 266 days in New Zealand? What are the amazing facts of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

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: 662

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 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: 837

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.