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Bilbo Baggins a respectable well to do hobbit lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until t. If you ve ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there s a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Bilbo Baggins living comfortably in his hobbit hole in Bag End finds himself on the wrong end of an adventureGandalf the Grey has come recruiting for a burglar willing to raid the home of Smaug a dragon whose taken over the ancestral home of the dwarvesThese dwarves who number thirteen are deeply suspicious and are unwilling to proceed unless their number is rounded up Evil is afoot and they refuse to ignore common sense aka superstitionGandalf soon finds that persuading Bilbo ends up a uest in and of itself I am looking for someone to share in an adventureit s very difficult to find anyone I should think so in these parts We are plain uiet folk and have no use for adventures Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things Make you late for dinner Reluctantly very reluctantly Bilbo joins on this journeyand soon finds out that uests are not very friendly to hobbits Is it nice my preciousss Is it juicy Is it scrumptiously crunchable And yet despite the hardships trials and tribulationsBilbo finds himself eagerly plunging ahead Already he was a very different hobbit from the one that had run out without a pocket handkerchief from Bag End long ago He had not had a pocket handkerchief for ages Absolutely Love This Book I ve read it so many times and yet each time through I find myself just absolutely enad with the book as if it is the first time Do you wish me a good morning or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not or that you feel good this morning or that it is a morning to be good on It just has such a wonderful feel I want to read it over and over and over againI absolutely love Bilbo s reluctance to adventure he and I would get along splendidly So many characters are just ready to run off and do thingsbut I would always be like What about my books My blankets My turtle Agatha my turtle for referenceBut even so I adore how Bilbowcomes out of his shell and he grows into hismself You certainly usually find something if you look but it is not always uite the something you were after And above all the world that J R R Tolkien is absolutely magical Elvish singing is not a thing to miss in June under the stars not if you care for such things Such an enchanting book one that I truly truly treasure May the hair on your toes never fall out Audiobook CommnetsRead by Rob Inglisand honestly was not a big fan of the audio You d think that the narrator would be able to muster SOME enthusiasm for such a wonderful storyYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Detective Wanda Wolfe ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there s a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Bilbo Baggins living comfortably in his hobbit hole in Bag End finds himself on the wrong Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości end of an adventureGandalf the Grey has come recruiting for a burglar willing to raid the home of Smaug a dragon whose taken over the ancestral home of the dwarvesThese dwarves who number thirteen are deeply suspicious and are unwilling to proceed unless their number is rounded up Evil is afoot and they refuse to ignore common sense aka superstitionGandalf soon finds that persuading Bilbo Zawieszenie niewiary eagerly plunging ahead Already he was a very different hobbit from the one that had run out without a pocket handkerchief from Bag End long ago He had not had a pocket handkerchief for ages Absolutely Love This Book I ve read it so many times and yet Healing Sex each time through I find myself just absolutely Spark (Stronger, enad with the book as if it is the first time Do you wish me a good morning or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not or that you feel good this morning or that it is a morning to be good on It just has such a wonderful feel I want to read it over and over and over againI absolutely love Bilbo s reluctance to adventure he and I would get along splendidly So many characters are just ready to run off and do thingsbut I would always be like What about my books My blankets My turtle Agatha my turtle for referenceBut Wonder Woman and Philosophy even so I adore how Bilbowcomes out of his shell and he grows into hismself You certainly usually find something if you look but it is not always uite the something you were after And above all the world that J R R Tolkien is absolutely magical Elvish singing is not a thing to miss in June under the stars not if you care for such things Such an Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung enchanting book one that I truly truly treasure May the hair on your toes never fall out Audiobook CommnetsRead by Rob Inglisand honestly was not a big fan of the audio You d think that the narrator would be able to muster SOME Sponsor. 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E hobbit may never return the plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the dangerous drago. 610 The Hobbit There and Back Again JRR TolkienThe Hobbit or There and Back Again is a 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 literatureGandalf tricks Bilbo Baggins into hosting a party for Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves who sing of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug When the music ends Gandalf unveils Thr r s map showing a secret door into the Mountain and proposes that the dumbfounded Bilbo serve as the expedition s burglar The dwarves ridicule the idea but Bilbo indignant joins despite himselfThe group travels into the wild where Gandalf saves the company from trolls and leads them to Rivendell where Elrond reveals secrets from the map When they attempt to cross the Misty Mountains they are caught by goblins and driven deep underground Although Gandalf rescues them Bilbo gets separated from the others as they flee the goblins Lost in the goblin tunnels he stumbles across a mysterious ring and then encounters Gollum who engages him in a game of riddles As a reward for solving all riddles Gollum will show him the path out of the tunnels but if Bilbo fails his life will be forfeit With the help of the ring which confers invisibility Bilbo escapes and rejoins the dwarves improving his reputation with them The goblins and Wargs give chase but the company are saved by eagles before resting in the house of Beorn 2004 20 190 191 28051399 Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet ends Gandalf unveils Thr r s map showing a secret door into the Mountain and proposes that the dumbfounded Bilbo serve as the Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, expedition s burglar The dwarves ridicule the idea but Bilbo indignant joins despite himselfThe group travels into the wild where Gandalf saves the company from trolls and leads them to Rivendell where Elrond reveals secrets from the map When they attempt to cross the Misty Mountains they are caught by goblins and driven deep underground Although Gandalf rescues them Bilbo gets separated from the others as they flee the goblins Lost in the goblin tunnels he stumbles across a mysterious ring and then Detective Wanda Wolfe encounters Gollum who Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości engages him in a game of riddles As a reward for solving all riddles Gollum will show him the path out of the tunnels but if Bilbo fails his life will be forfeit With the help of the ring which confers invisibility Bilbo Zawieszenie niewiary eagles before resting in the house of Beorn 2004 20 190 191 28051399

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He day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which th. 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 for me In January 2013 I pulled out my forty year old copy in anticipation of seeing the recently released Peter Jackson film It is a substantial book heavy not only with its inherent mass but for the weight of associations the sediment of time The book itself is a special hard cover edition published in 1973 leather bound in a slipcase the booty of new love from that era The book while victim to some internal binding cracks aren t we all is still in decent shape unlike that long vanuished relationship Not surprising I had read the story six times and been there and back again with this particular volume five JRR Tolkien image from Visionorg The Hobbit had first come to my attention in 1965 or 66 I was then a high school underclassman and my eyes were drawn to it at a school book fair That was probably the ideal age for me anyway to gain an introduction to Tolkien Not too far along into adolescence and an appreciation of the reality of the world to have completely tarnished my capacity for child like wonder That is what one must bring to a reading of this book openness and innocence Tolkien was a step sidewise for me as I was a fan of the science fiction of that and prior eras It was also of course a gateway drug for the grander addiction of LOTR still my favorite read of all time One might think that looking at this book again with old weary fresh eyes might lend new insight After all I have read literally thousands of books since and have picked up at least a little critical capacity And yes there are things I notice now that perhaps skipped past back then Of course that begs a specification of which back then one considers While I first read the book as a high schooler I read it again when I was gifted with this beautiful volume in my twenties That makes two readings But there would be I well recall reading the book aloud while sitting in a chair by my son s bed And yes each of the major characters was delivered with a distinct voice I went as deep as I could for Gandalf I vaguely recall giving the dwarves a Scottish burr Bilbo was definitely a tenor My Gollum was remarkably like the sound of the one created by Andy Serkisssssss patting self on back Of course my son was not the last to arrive at the gathering Some years later there was a daughter and bedside theater It was a bit of a struggle then Life was rather hectic Nerves were often frayed Sleep was in short supply And there were far too many times when my eyes closed before those of my little gingersnap But reading it that fourth time one couldn t help but notice the absence of any significant females Who might my little girl relate to here It is certainly possible for folks to identify with characters of another gender but the stark absence of representatives of the female persuasion did stand out Somehow I managed to keep my eyes open long enough to get through the volumeBut the party was not yet complete There would be one arrival and one opportunity to sit on or near a daughter s bed and read aloud sometimes to an upturned eager face sometimes to a riot of ringlets as she settled My capacity for consciousness remained an issue By then my voice had also suffered a bit with the years the reward for too many cigarettes too much yelling too much ballpark whistling and the usual demise of age so it took a fair bit effort and strain than reading it aloud had done previously I am pretty certain I made it through that third time aloud Truthfully I am not 100% certain that I did You probably know the story or the broad strokes anyway In the uiet rural village of Hobbiton Across the Water in a land called Middle Earth an unpresupposing everyman Bilbo Baggins lives a uiet existence He has a smidgen of wanderlust in him the genetic gift of ancestors on the Took branch of his family tree but he is mostly content to enjoy hearty meals and a good pipe One day Gandalf a lordly father figure wizard Bilbo has known for many years comes a calling and Bilbo s life is upended Gandalf is helping a group of dwarves who are on a uest Led by Thorin Oakenshield a dwarf king they aim to return to their home inside the Lonely Mountain somehow rid the place of Smaug the dragon who has taken up residence and regain the land and incredible treasure that is rightfully theirs Gandalf has recommended that Bilbo accompany the group as a burglar Bilbo of course has never burgled a thing in his life and is horrified by the prospect But heeding his Tookish side Bilbo joins the dwarves and the adventure is on One need not go far to see this as a journey of self discovery as Bilbo finds that there is to him than even he realized This raises one uestion for me How did Gandalf know that Bilbo would be the right hobbit for the job Bilbo faces many challenges and I betray no secrets for any who have not just arrived on this planet by reporting that Bilbo s dragons real and symbolic are ultimately slain and he returns home a new and somewhat notorious hobbit Bilbo serves well as the everyman someone who is uite modest about his capacities but who rises to meet the challenges that present acting in spite of his fear and not in the absence of it He is someone we can easily care and root for Elements abound of youthful adventure yarns treasure a map to the treasure a secret entrance that reuires solving a riddle to gain entry a spooky forest foolishness and greed among those in charge a huge battle and ultimately good sense triumphing over evil and stupidity Oh yeah there is something in there as well about a secret powerful ring that can make it s wearer invisible Sorry no damsels in distressRivendell remains a pretty special place If I am ever fortunate enough to be able to retire I think I would like to spend my final days there whether the vision seen by Tolkien or the Maxfield Parrish take as seen in the LOTR films There are magical beings aplenty here Hobbits of course and the wizard and dwarves we meet immediately A shape shifting Beorn assists the party but remains uite frightening There are trolls giant spiders giants goblins were wolf sorts called wargs talking eagles a communicative if murderous dragon elves of both the helpful and difficult sorts and a few men as well Then there is GollumIMHO Bilbo is not the most interesting character in Tolkien s world Arguably there is a lot going on with Gollum an erstwhile hobbit riven by the internal conflict of love and hate corrupted but not without a salvageable soul While he is given considerably ink in the LOTR story it is in The Hobbit that we meet him for the first time He is the single least YA element in this classic yarn one of the things that elevates this book from the field and makes it a classic The Hobbit was written before Tolkien s ambitious Lord of the Rings While there are many references to classic lore the bottom line is that this is a YA book It is easy to read and to read aloud something that is not the case with LOTR I know and is clearly intended for readers far younger than I am today It remains a fun read even on the sixth or so I may have dipped in again somewhere along the line time through Were I reading it today for the first time I would probably give it four stars But as it bears the weighty treasure of memory and fond association I must keep it at five If you are reading this for the first time as an adult or an antiue the impact is likely to be different for you If you are a younger sort of the adolescent or pre adolescent persuasion particularly if you are a boy it might become an invaluable part of your life Maybe one day you can sit by your child s or grandchild s bedside and be the person who reads these words to them for the first time In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit and begin the adventure again To see the glowing young eyes as the tale unfolds is nothing less than absolutely preciousPS I would check out the review offered by GR pal Ted He includes in his review outstanding informative and very entertaining excerpts and comments re info on The Hobbit from JRRT s son Christopher EXTRA STUFFHere is a lovely article on JRRT from Smithsonian Magazine January 2002In comment 32 below GR pal Rand added a link to a reading of the entire book by Nicol Williamson It is just the thing for bedtime yours or your child s Adding it here was done with Rand s kind permission

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  • The Hobbit or There and Back Again
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
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  • 23 January 2017
  • 9780007158782

10 thoughts on “The Hobbit or There and Back Again

  1. says:

    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 eual the book? Unless you are an author of eual worth to the one whose work you review what powers of prose and observation are you likely to have t

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    If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Bilbo Baggins living comfortabl

  3. says:

    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 tha

  4. says:

    In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Books exist in time and place and our experience of them is affected

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    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 thi

  6. says:

    What makes The Hobbit such a seminal work in the fantasy genre? Is it the nine hours of over budget sensorially explosive movies by

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    610 The Hobbit There and Back Again JRR TolkienThe Hobbit or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel by English a

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    Andy Serkis is doing a live reading of this RIGHT NOW for charity To call this the epitome in which all high fantasy should be judged does not uite suffice; this is simply one of the best books that has ever been written or will ever

  9. says:

    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 an

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    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 o

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