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The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R., 1892-1973 (Paperback - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
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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.



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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.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Statement of Responsibility: by J.R.R. Tolkien
Uniform Title: Hobbit
Title: The hobbit, or, There and back again
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012, c1937
Edition: Rev. ed., Del Rey mass market ed
Characteristics: vii, 306 p. : maps ; 18 cm.
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen & Unwin, 1937
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover
Subject Headings: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character) Fiction Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Alternate Title: Hobbit
There and back again
ISBN: 9780345534835
0345534832
Branch Call Number: FIC T
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love the book movie`s great to!!!!

Aug 30, 2014
  • purplebulldog1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful

Aug 13, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I definitely wasn't my favorite book but I like how creative the story and characters were and how J.R.R. Tolkien worded is book. I think his Lord of the Rings series, including the Hobbit, was very original.

Aug 05, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Holy fudge knuckles that was actually painful.

Jun 28, 2014
  • adonisnaddour rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The beginning was a bit slow, but when Gandalf first appeared, the story began to pick up and I could not put this book down!

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and had interesting characters!

Jun 26, 2014
  • gcwakim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although there are major differences between the novel and the movie, I have greatly enjoyed both equally. the novel is very cute, funny and a good read.

Jun 23, 2014
  • ijrocks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is the best one I've ever read!! I love it so much! Lots of epic battles and some awesome characters! I highly recommend it to anyone who likes adventure and fantasy.

Apr 09, 2014
  • sofa2001 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I must admit, at first it seemed like a boring book. But when I picked it up, I was swept away to Middle Earth. I recommend this book to anyone who is reading fantasy and make-believe right now.

Apr 01, 2014
  • DDTan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Best book ever!!!

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Aug 01, 2014
  • red_bear_1076 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 05, 2014
  • Bookfreak226 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bookfreak226 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

Jan 27, 2014
  • earchib0924 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Aug 26, 2013
  • simdra12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 08, 2013
  • black_falcon_37 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 21, 2013
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 17, 2014
  • lyndon8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 17, 2014
  • jodyandjay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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?

Jun 26, 2014
  • gcwakim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 14, 2012
  • COLENE MARIE ANDERSON rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

"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." (Novelist Review)

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Jan 02, 2013
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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!

Dec 06, 2012
  • tlhull rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Don't listen to fearlessforever! This is not a time waster! It is one of the best books ever!

Mar 21, 2012
  • rockin_dude rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!

Mar 02, 2012
  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit rocks!! Waste as much time as you can on it!!

Nov 26, 2011
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: One of the best books ever. Waste lots of time on it!

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Jan 04, 2014
  • micheleherrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It likes riddles ... does it?" Gollum

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless it flutters,
Toothless it bites,
Mouth less it mutters.

May 21, 2013
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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!

Apr 08, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"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

Apr 08, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"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

"I'm off for an adventure"!

Jan 22, 2013
  • BaxterTheButler rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Thorin:
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.”

Sep 04, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gollum; What is a Bagginses?

Mar 02, 2012
  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty 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 eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

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Jul 28, 2014
  • hindins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Hobbit 3 Battle of the Five Armies - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)

Official Hobbit Trailer #1

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

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