The History of the Hobbit

Mr. Baggins
Author: John D. Rateliff
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)
Page: 905
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El Hobbit (Mti)


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Planeta Publishing
ISBN: 9786070724145
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Smaug parec�a profundamente dormido cuando Bilbo espi� una vez m�s desde la entrada. Pero fing�a. Estaba vigilando la entrada del t�nel... Sacado de su c�modo agujero-hobbit por Gandalf y una banda de enanos, Bilbo se encuentra de pronto en medio de una conspiraci�n que pretende apoderarse del tesoro de Smaug el Magn�fico, un enorme y muy peligroso drag�n...

The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End


Author: John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007369662
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 960
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A major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’, including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.

A Brief History of the Hobbit


Author: John D. Rateliff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007557257
Category: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Page: 400
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This brand new, shorter edition of the critically acclaimed work includes J.R.R. Tolkien's complete draft manuscript of 'The Hobbit', together with notes about its history, and is perfect for readers of all ages wishing to know more about how he came to write his beloved masterpiece.J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is a tale that grew in the telling, and many character and story threads present in the published book were completely different when Tolkien first read the story to his young sons as part of their fireside reads. A Brief History of The Hobbit presents that original manuscript version of The Hobbit, and this is accompanied by John D. Rateliff's lively and informative commentary, which looks at the story behind Tolkien's tale. As well as recording the numerous changes made both before and after publication, it examineschapter-by-chapter - why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth. The original account of where Bilbo meets Gollum and steals the ring from him is reprinted here, as are little-known illustrations and maps that Tolkien produced for his own reference when drafting the story, together with his later attempt to recast The Hobbit into the style of The Lord of the Rings. This invaluable companion to one of the most treasured stories in English literature offers fascinating new insights to those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo's round door for the first time.

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology

Essays on Revisions and Influences
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617953
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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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 Spiritual World of the Hobbit


Author: James Stuart Bell
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441260587
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

The Riddles of The Hobbit


Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137373644
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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This book situates The Hobbit and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture and more modern day examples, setting out to solve the novel's riddles in original ways.

Finding God in The Hobbit


Author: Jim Ware
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414329849
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured the imaginations of millions. But The Hobbit—now a major motion picture—is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way. In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, coauthor of the popular Finding God series, unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth, sharing insightful reflections on scenes and characters from Tolkien’s classic. And as you travel through Middle-earth, you’ll start to discover some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and how he has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.

La invasión del Tearling (La Reina del Tearling 2)


Author: Erika Johansen
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401019141
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Más aventuras, intriga y emoción en la fascinante secuela de La Reina del Tearling. La segunda entrega de una adictiva trilogía que ha seducido a los productores y a la protagonista de las películas de Harry Potter, así como a legiones de lectores en todo el mundo. «Déjate atrapar por Kelsea, una heroína tan molona que Emma Watson ya tiene previsto interpretarla.» Cosmopolitan Se ha hecho con el trono. Ahora tendrá que salvar a su reino. Una vez conquistado el trono, hay que conservarlo. Y no parece fácil. Kelsea ha decidido interrumpir el envío de esclavos al vecino reino de Mort y se ha ganado la lealtad y la admiración de su pueblo, pero también ha despertado la ira de la Reina Roja. A partir de ahora, la brutal soberana no cejará en su empeño por destruirla. Desesperada y más sola que nunca, Kelsea deberá encontrar la manera de defender a su reino. Y eso pasa por aprender a controlar sus poderes y descubrir su conexión con Lily, quien procede de una época en la que ser mujer era casi un crimen. Mientras el ejército invasor se acerca, Kelsea se dispone a servirse de lo que ha aprendido para asegurar el futuro del Tearling. Pero el tiempo se acaba... La crítica ha dicho... «¡No podía soltarlo! Me obsesioné con el personaje y con el libro.» Emma Watson «Johansen es una talentosa creadora de mundos de fantasía, que logra mezclar temas medievales y modernos con la claridad de George R.R. Martin.» Kirkus Reviews «¿Te gustó Los juegos del hambre ? ¿Eres fan de Juego de tronos? Entonces, disfrutarás sumergiéndote en esta nueva fantasía brillantemente imaginada y cautivadoramente escrita.» Heat Y los lectores... «Una secuela que supera con creces a su antecesora, con una historia trepidante y unos personajes increíbles. Una trilogía muy original que todo el mundo debería descubrir.» Blog Adicción a los libros «El final del libro es GENIAL. [...] La invasión del Tearling ha sido una lectura con la que he disfrutado página por página.» Blog Fantasía de libros «No podéis perderos la historia de Kelsea, un personaje que rompe con todos los estereotipos.» Blog Buscando un dandy «Me encanta cuando un libro cumple tus expectativas y te recuerda lo bien que lo pasaste leyendo su publicación anterior. [...] con ganas de poder acelerar el tiempo para que podamos tener en nuestras manos la conclusión de esta trilogía.» Blog Lectura directa «La invasión del Tearling es una magnífica segunda parte de una trilogía que promete un final apasionante y del todo impredecible. No se trata de una simple trilogía fantástica, es mucho más, un toque de atención, una crítica social.» Blog ¿Dónde está mi lápiz? «Te deja con ganas de más.» Blog El rincón de mis lecturas «La forma de narrar de la autora es magistral. Consigue mantenerte intrigado y en vilo leyendo sus páginas y haciendo que no quieras soltar el libro hasta descubrir la verdad de todos los misterios planteados.» Blog El Mundo de Naya «Un libro que engancha y que crea situaciones nuevas pasadas y presentes. Con un lenguaje rico en descripciones y personajes especiales, el mundo del Tearling es un lugar al que viajar al menos una vez en la vida.» Blog Mundos de pluma y papel

Reader and Educator Guide to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"


Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544052005
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are some of the most widely read and beloved books of the twentieth century. In December 2012, the man who brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s magical worlds to life with The Lord of the Rings movies, Peter Jackson, will release the first of three film adaptations of The Hobbit, the classic that first introduced a generation to Middle-earth. The Reader and Educator Guide to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" is an enlightening and thorough, exclusively digital companion to these masterpieces of fantastical literature. Readers will get the chance to look deeper into the events and lives of the characters from these epic tales. What motivates these hobbits and men? What makes the elves tick and the dwarves sing? Educators will be guided with lesson plans that will challenge their students and give them a better understanding of why these books are so important, even over half-a-century later. The Reader and Educator Guide to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" will shed new light on these iconic works while engaging and entertaining both teachers and their students.

The Hobbit

75th Anniversary Edition
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951965
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece. J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

The History of Middle-Earth Index


Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007365371
Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Page: 400
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Every index from each of the 12 volumes of 'The History Of Middle-Earth' is published together in this single volume - to create an index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces 'The Lord of The Rings' and 'The Silmarillion'.

The Hobbits of Tolkien


Author: David Day
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0753733951
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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An entire race was born when J.R.R. Tolkien scrawled on a leaf, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' From the invention of that single word (hobbit) Tolkien became the explorer and chronicler of the character, their race and their significant role in his fantastical world, Middle-earth. Here in his latest book, Tolkien expert David Day unpicks the myriad of riddles, puns and mystical meanings in Tolkien's works; The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Teaching Fantasy Novels: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313079757
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber Spyglass

The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug

Official Movie Guide
Author: Brian Sibley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547898703
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 163
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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.

The Hobbit Party

The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot
Author: Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586178237
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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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 History of Middle-Earth


Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007149162
Category: Fantasy fiction, English
Page: 100
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Contains volumes 6-9 of the 12 volume series.

CliffsNotes on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit


Author: Gene B Hardy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544182596
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 80
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Join the journey through Middle-earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.

The Return of the Shadow (The History of Middle-earth, Book 6)


Author: Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007348231
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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The first part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, an enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety.

El retorno de la sombra


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Minotauro Ediciones Avd
ISBN: 9788445071557
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 612
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LA HISTORIA DE "EL SEÑOR DE LOS ANILLOS" I Editado por Christopher Tolkien En este primer volumen de la Historia de El Señor de los Anillos, Christopher Tolkien describe, citando notas y borradores, la intrincada evolución de La Comunidad del Anillo, y la gradual emergencia de las concepciones que transformaron lo que iba a ser un libro mucho más corto: una secuela de El Hobbit. El anillo mágico de Bilbo crece, hasta convertirse en el peligroso y poderoso Anillo del Señor Oscuro, y en un asombroso e inesperado salto narrativo, un jinete Negro entra cabalgando en la Comarca. La identidad del supuesto hobbit llamado Trotter (más tarde Trancos o Aragorn) es en un principio un misterio insoluble, hasta que al fin, muy lentamente, Tolkien descubre que tiene que ser un hombre. Muchas de las figuras mayores del libro aparecen con otros nombres y extrañas características: un siniestro Bárbol, aliado del Enemigo, un feroz y malévolo granjero Maggot. La historia concluye en el punto en que J.R.R. Tolkien abandona el relato durante largo tiempo, cuando la Compañía del Anillo, en la que todavía faltan Legolas y Gimli, se encuentra ante la tumba de Balin, en las Minas de Moria.