The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded. The Hobbit or There and Back Again book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. 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.

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The Hobbit [J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien] on Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries. Chapter V, “Riddles in the Dark,” which brings the story of The Hobbit more in line with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, then in progress. Tolkien made some. The "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" films came as what you could call The Tolkien Society says that devising an order for Tolkien's books is.

Very slow at first but once you got into the book it was was hard to put down. Has a easy to understand timeline and doesn't get you thinking. It's well written and super exciting.

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It was very boring and not interesting at all. Don't recommend. They made me read this book while in 7th grade.

Made us do toooooooo many work and worksheets. I failed most of the quizzes taken on the book. Never forgot the storyline because I read it too much!!

How could people not like this? A few months ago, I had a hard time finding a classical book to read, so I asked my parents and my friends what I should read.

A few of them told me to read Harry Potter, but I got tired of those books. Others told me to check out the Hunger Games series, but I thought it was meaningless. I spent 2 hours reading it and it was awesome.

Best book ever. My classmates had a hard time understanding and so did I. There were no deeper meanings and it didn't make you think, excluding the part of the riddles.

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But I would expect this book to have made a bunch of metaphors and stuff like in the movie. I like LOTR better than this so far. After Bilbo left Gollum, it got really really boring.

But I'm imagining the movie part while I reading the book because it's awesome while imagining it. I have also read the whole of the Lord of the Rings twice and the Silmarillion once and loved them all.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again

The Hobbit is my favorite book in the whole world. Houghton Mifflin of Boston and New York prepared an American edition to be released early in in which four of the illustrations would be color plates. Despite the book's popularity, wartime conditions forced the London publisher to print small runs of the remaining two printings of the first edition.

As remarked above, Tolkien substantially revised The Hobbit's text describing Bilbo's dealings with Gollum in order to blend the story better into what The Lord of the Rings had become. This revision became the second edition, published in in both UK and American editions. Slight corrections to the text have appeared in the third , fourth edition and fifth editions New English-language editions of The Hobbit appear yearly, despite the book's age. There are over fifty different editions published to date.

Each print comes from a different publisher or features distinctive cover art, internal art, or substantial changes in format.

It is though rather hard to keep track of editions and impressions. There are many fourth editions books on the marked wich are older then some 3th editions of other publishers. If you want a more visual description of all hobbit editions you can find it here. The remarkable and enduring popularity of The Hobbit expresses itself in the collectors' market.


Online auction site site and Abebooks tends to define the market value for those who collect The Hobbit. If you ever thought of investing in books Also limited and deluxe editions are good investations, from the moment they are sold out there value slowly grows.International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature.

The series was released on audio cassette in and on CD in Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best known and best loved fantasy books. I would give it 0 stars If I could.

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The story was amazing, awesome, astounding, fantastic and mindblowing. Nobody from Nowhere I love this book, it's full of adventure danger, and self conflict. Lewis, friend of Tolkien and later author of The Chronicles of Narnia between and , writing in The Times reports: The truth is that in this book a number of good things, never before united, have come together: a fund of humour, an understanding of children, and a happy fusion of the scholar's with the poet's grasp of mythology This deluxe hardcover edition of J.