The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
The Hobbit is one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time, a classic that has captivated generations of readers and is now an eagerly anticipated film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.
Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.
© New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.
Baker & Taylor
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.
Bilbo Baggins, a well-to-do hobbit, lives in the comforts of his hobbit-hole until a the notorious wizard Gandalf and his group of dwarves choose him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return. Reissue. Movie tie-in.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
burgundy_buffalo_64 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
red_bear_1076 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
Bookfreak226 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99
earchib0924 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
blue_fox_453 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
AAndersen_0 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
simdra12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17
black_falcon_37 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
alafond thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99
QuotesAdd a Quote
Voiceless it cries,
Wingless it flutters,
Toothless it bites,
Mouth less it mutters.
Chip the glasses and crack the plates! /
Blunt the knives and bend the forks! /
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates-- /
Smash the bottles and burn the corks! //
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat! /
Pour the milk on the pantry floor! /
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat! /
Splash the wine on every door! //
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl; /
Pound them up with a thumping pole; /
And when you've finished, if any are whole, /
Send them down the hall to roll!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!
"You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!"-Gandalf
"What do you mean?" he said. "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?" - Gandalf
Far over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
to claim our long-forgotten gold.
“Old Took's great-granduncle Bullroarer...was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfibul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf was invented at the same moment.”
SummaryAdd a Summary
Bilbo is an interesting hobbit. He goes on an adventure to the lonely mountain. He goes with several dwarves and a wizard. Its a wonderful book to read.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who, at the beginning, never went on an adventure but that all changes when a wizard carves a sign on his door. Bilbo and 13 dwarves go on an expedition to claim back what was theirs. In this book there will be many ups and downs, spiders and goblins. Will they reclaim what was theirs?
Bilbo Baggins, is a hobbit that enjoys the simple beaties of life such as food and smoking. However one simple visit from Gandolf changes Bilbo's life forever. Join Bilbo, Thorin, the Company of the Dwarves and Gandolf as they set of to slay a dragon, and take back what belongs to the dwarves, the Lonely Mountain.
bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.
A great book to read first if you want to read more of Tolkien's Works. This is Bilbo's story of Adventure with the dwarves to reclaim their treasure in the Lonely Mountain. The come across many a foe-but Bilbo learns he is quite brave and stronger than he originally thought.
NoticesAdd a Notice
Other: How could anyone say that this book is a waste of time?!?!?! I've never regretted reading a Tolkien book! Not only is The Hobbit great, but so are all of the other books by Tolkien! If you liked The Hobbit you MUST read Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion!
Other: Don't listen to fearlessforever! This is not a time waster! It is one of the best books ever!
Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!
Other: The Hobbit rocks!! Waste as much time as you can on it!!
Buy It Now
Support your library, keep it forever!View Purchase Options Learn more about this program
Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:
If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.
You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.
To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.
All items will be removed from your cart.
I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.