A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's belovedclassic—just in time for the December 2012 release of PeterJackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-lovedfantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to TheLord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's greatphilosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised inthis timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty,disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner,"or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? Whatduties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extendedeven to those who deserve to die? Gives you new insights into The Hobbit's centralcharacters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorinand their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the LonelyMountain Explores key questions about The Hobbit's story andthemes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? Howshould Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his"beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into theWild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers,from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, WilliamBlake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's"slimy island of rock," this is a must read for longtimeTolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and hisadventures "there and back again" for the first time.

Author Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Isbn 1118233891
Genre Philosophy
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 272
Language English
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This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected... ‘A flawless masterpiece’ The Times

Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Isbn 0007322607
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-04-20
Pages 320
Language English
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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major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’, including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.

Author John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien
Isbn 0007369662
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2011-11-24
Pages 960
Language English
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Play selections from Howard Shore's brilliant score to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! The eight arrangements in this collection are notably easier to play than those in the separately published piano/vocal edition. For The Hobbit, Howard Shore masterfully expands upon the musical palette of Middle-earth, blending familiar motifs from the The Lord of the Rings trilogy with an exciting array of memorable new themes. In addition to the piano arrangements, this beautifully produced souvenir folio features an array of colorful photos from the film. Titles: * An Unexpected Party * Misty Mountains * The Adventure Begins * Song of the Lonely Mountain * Dreaming of Bag End * A Very Respectable Hobbit * Erebor * The Dwarf Lords

Author Howard Shore,Dan Coates
Isbn 1470627744
Genre Music
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 36
Language English
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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.

Author James Stuart Bell
Isbn 1441260587
Genre Religion
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 240
Language English
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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.

Author Bradford Lee Eden
Isbn 1476617953
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-09-29
Pages 244
Language English
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - It's the book that started it all! Though not as epic as the series that came after it, there are still enough characters, settings and plots to make a companion nice to have. BookCaps can help! This companion to the book provides character, plot and chapter summaries. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Author BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Isbn 1610429621
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011
Pages N.A
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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.

Author Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt
Isbn 1681495023
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-09-18
Pages 232
Language English
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Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.

Author David Day
Isbn 1909108340
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-10-26
Pages 300
Language English
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A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

Author Sarah Oliver
Isbn 1782190902
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-11-05
Pages 300
Language English
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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.

Author Jim Ware
Isbn 1414329849
Genre Religion
Year 2006-10-01
Pages 208
Language English
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J.R.R. Tolkien had retroactively tried to make the lunar phases described in his novel ‘The Hobbit’ consistent, and he failed. Quite by chance, he had got it almost right, though, despite operating with false premises discussed in this book.Incidentally, the lunar phases of ‘The Hobbit’ ran synchronous to those of 2017, which had provided the chance to verify them against reality. That is why this ‘Extended Edition’ includes much of the day-by-day timetable of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures and the relevant phases of the Moon that has first been published online. As a further bonus, the chapter on the calendars of Middle-earth has been amended and the arithmetic errors of the shorter edition removed. A previously unpublished chapter on the measuring of hours in Middle-earth has been added.

Author Codex Regius
Isbn 3957032172
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2021-12-30
Pages 192
Language English
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A Study Guide for J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Author Gale, Cengage Learning
Isbn 1410348164
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 22
Language English
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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

Author Phyllis J. Perry
Isbn 0313079757
Genre Education
Year 2003-09-08
Pages 192
Language English
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When scientists found the remains of a tiny hominid on an Indonesian in 2004, they claimed they found a totally new species of human ancestor (homo floresiensis), and called it a Hobbit. Film crews rolled in and the little creature took the world by storm, but a group of prominent scientists, including Maciej Henneberg and Robert Eckhardt, smelled a rat. They refuted the data—the size and shape of bones, the inferences about height—and they raised fundamental questions about scientific method, revealing cultural and political pressures that lead to the wide acceptance of unsupported theories. The Hobbit Trap describes how the case against the “new species” theory developed and offers an important critique of the species concept in evolution. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the authors include new data and analysis of the Flores fossils, and expand their important analysis of scientific practice, calling for a new movement to reverse the decline in scientific standards and the rise in scientific politics. This lively and important challenge to conventional wisdom is accessible to the general reader and makes a stimulating addition to courses on the history and philosophy of science, evolution and physical anthropology.

Author Maciej Henneberg,Robert B Eckhardt,John Schofield
Isbn 1315418274
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-06-03
Pages 228
Language English
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Hobbit with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, an enchanting children’s novel about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who is swept off on a most unexpected adventure one day by the wizard Gandalf. Travelling with a company of 13 dwarves and facing trolls, stone giants, goblins, wolves, giant spiders, wood-elves and even a dragon is a far cry from his peaceful life at home, but as Bilbo adjusts to the life of an adventurer, he comes to realise just how much he is truly capable of – particularly when he stumbles upon a mysterious magic ring. The Hobbit was the first novel published by J. R. R. Tolkien, who is widely considered to be the founder of modern fantasy. Find out everything you need to know about The Hobbit in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Author Bright Summaries
Isbn 2806296366
Genre Study Aids
Year 2017-11-03
Pages 58
Language English
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Bilbo Baggins, an altogether respectable hobbit, had never done anything unexpected—to say nothing of heroic—until he met a wizard in a blue pointed hat. After that meeting, Bilbo embarked upon an adventure, recorded in the pages of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, that captured the imagination of readers around the world. With unparalleled skill, Tolkien forged scenes of physical courage, revelatory self-transformation, and spiritual transcendence that do more than entertain—they help us make sense of the world. In this Story Grid Masterworks Analysis Guide, Shawn Coyne examines Bilbo’s transformation and Tolkien’s craft through a powerful new lens, the Heroic Journey 2.0, revealing how stories help us survive, thrive, and find meaning individually and as a species. Using this lens, writers will learn to create the emotional catharsis readers crave and tell stories that cross barriers of time and culture. Bilbo’s unexpected journey beautifully illustrates the human imperative to keep going, to break and remake our worldviews in a search for truth. But in the end, readers and writers may agree with Coyne that, “There is no final truth, only the creative act of meaning-making in the here and now.”

Author Shawn Coyne
Isbn 1645010503
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-12-09
Pages 208
Language English
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Did you know since childhood, Tolkien had a keen interest in various languages and was competent in Gothic and Finnish and a master of Greek and Latin? Or, did you know the first of the trilogy for 'The Hobbit' was filmed in 266 days in New Zealand? What are the amazing facts of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Author G Whiz
Isbn 1498920772
Genre
Year 2014-04-25
Pages N.A
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Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit. In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too. It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace. In Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit you will relive the excitement of Tolkien's classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure. The audiobook edition of Bilbo's Journey is read by Kevin O'Brien.

Author Joseph Pearce
Isbn 1618901222
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-10-31
Pages 120
Language English
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First ever illustrated eBook of the classic bestseller featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Isbn 0007487312
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-08
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

DIVThe painstakingly crafted world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion is so vivid that it’s easy to briefly imagine Middle-earth as a real place—even Tolkien himself had said it existed somewhere on Earth. From the languages spoken and the creatures that peopled it to the wars and cosmology, the richly imagined Middle-earth has left many artists and fans worldwide imagining what it would look and feel like to inhabit such a wildly inspired world. Tolkien left out no details in his picture so it is no surprise that Middle-earth has inspired such inventiveness in turn./divDIV /divDIVMiddle-earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien’s world. Paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, radio serials, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien’s creation. Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins), a nearly four-hour Canadian musical, the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings, and of course, the Peter Jackson films—including the Hobbit trilogy—and much more. In this beautifully illustrated gift book, discover the richness of Middle-earth anew, through the works of the artists inspired by it./divDIV /divDIVFrom NYT bestselling author Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson, TV guide writer/reporter and the former editor of the Star Trek magazine./div

Author Brian J. Robb,Paul Simpson
Isbn 162788078X
Genre Art
Year 2013-10-23
Pages 224
Language English
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"An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbo's return home at the story's end." -- Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

Author Corey Olsen
Isbn 0547739672
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 320
Language English
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Lesson Plan from the year 2017 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: The lesson described in this paper is based on the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The lesson is intended for a year 10 class in a grammar school, the recipients of the lesson will therefore be 14 to 17 year old pupils. The fantasy novel The Hobbit was chosen for several reasons. The book was originally written for children which means that it contains relatively easy vocabulary and is fun to read at the same time. Pupils are likely to enjoy this book as it is set in a fictional world that is lovingly described and is packed with action as the protagonists have to survive many exciting adventures. Furthermore, J.R.R. Tolkien is listed in the syllabus for Realschulen as an author that could be discussed in year 10. As the pupils at grammar school are the same age, should have similar competences and most likely have similar interests as pupils in a Realschule, the book should be appropriate for grammar school pupils too. The lesson described in this paper would be the first of about eight lessons on the book and would be 45 minutes long. The main focus of the lesson is set on reading comprehension and so the overall goal of the lesson is for the pupils to be capable of summarising the first two chapters of “The Hobbit” in their own words as well as being able to reflect on the novel. This goal is based on the syllabus for English in grammar schools in year 10. The aims of reading comprehension that should be attained by the end of year 10 are described here. Among other things, Pupils should be able to read long and complicated literary texts and understand them on their own. This is expected of the pupils in the lesson on The Hobbit, as the homework due for the lesson is to read the first two chapters of The Hobbit on their own. In the section on understanding texts, there is a passage stating that pupils in year 10 should read either a novel or a drama of the twentieth or twenty-first century and understand, interpret and give their own opinion on the text (ISB 2004). The novel The Hobbit fits into the category of novels from the twentieth century as it was published in 1937 (Tolkien 1997) and in the course of the lesson will be understanding, interpreting and giving their own opinion on the text.

Author Teresa Schenk
Isbn 3668462496
Genre Foreign Language Study
Year 2017-06-12
Pages 14
Language English
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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. 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.

Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Isbn 0544052005
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 266
Language English
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Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the second film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. Ebook best viewed on a tablet.

Author Brian Sibley
Isbn 0007498071
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-11-07
Pages 168
Language English
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Essay from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: B-, , language: English, abstract: Throughout history there has been countless examples of different types of heroism. In the Bible David can definitely be described as an imperfect hero when he kills Goliath, Sir Gawain symbolizes the classic Arthurian hero and Lord Byron’s Manfred displays the perfect bad boy hero. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy, The Hobbit, the central character Bilbo Baggins definitely begins to redefine his own class of heroism; leaving the classical norm of heroism displayed by the Dwarves, specifically Thorin Oakenshield. By analyzing Bilbo’s appearance, speech and actions it is evident that Tolkien’s new approach to heroism is much different than Sir Gawain, Manfred’s and even the obvious leader of the company, Thorin. (...)

Author Blake Sullivan
Isbn 3656854653
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-12-05
Pages 7
Language English
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

Author Perry C. Bramlett
Isbn 9780865548947
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2003
Pages 254
Language English
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“Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling, there were Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and J. R. R. Tolkien . . . This will bring the creator to vivid life” (Booklist). A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J.R.R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien’s imaginary worlds. “Give[s] some interesting insight into the power Tolkien’s work has had on people over the years.” —School Library Journal

Author Anne E. Neimark
Isbn 0547997361
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 144
Language English
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'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.' The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlorien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien's own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films: first "The Lord of the Rings", and now his new "The Hobbit". But for all Tolkien's global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. "There and Back Again" offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.

Author Mark Atherton
Isbn 0857721666
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-08-20
Pages 320
Language English
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"I See Fire," written and performed by Ed Sheeran, is the first commercially released selection from the original motion picture soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This officially licensed Easy Piano sheet conjures the fear of a mighty foe, and the strength in knowing you face the danger with your comrades.

Author Ed Sheeran,Dan Coates
Isbn 1470620847
Genre Music
Year 2013-12-19
Pages 8
Language English
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.

Author Matthew Dickerson
Isbn 1441240322
Genre Religion
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 272
Language English
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The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

Author Joseph Loconte
Isbn 0718021770
Genre Religion
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 256
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With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, audiences worldwide were transported back to Middle-earth for more thrills and adventure. This officially licensed sheet music collection features 19 piano renditions of Howard Shore's masterful score. Pianists will have both classic and new themes from the epic journey right at their fingertips as they play. In addition to the piano arrangements, this beautifully produced souvenir folio features an array of colorful photos from the film. Titles: * The Quest for Erebor * Erebor * Bree * Beorn * A Necromancer * Woodland Realm * Feast of Starlight * Bard, A Man of Lake-town * Thrice Welcome * Bard and Family * Lake-town * Girion, Lord of Dale * Girion and Bard * Lake-town Bard * House of Durin * Smaug * I See Fire * Tauriel and Kili * Beyond the Forest

Author Howard Shore
Isbn 147062253X
Genre Music
Year 2014-03-21
Pages 64
Language English
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Source criticism—analysis of a writer’s source material—has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers’ appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.

Author Jason Fisher
Isbn 0786487283
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2011-09-07
Pages 240
Language English
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A moving and dramatic novel of a suburban wife and mother whose past comes back to haunt her . . . Clara Lugo has escaped her difficult and tumultuous childhood in a Dominican neighborhood in the northern reaches of Manhattan. Now she tries to live a settled professional life with her American husband and son in the suburbs of New Jersey—often thwarted by Clara’s constellation of relatives who don’t understand her gringa ways. Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears. He still carries a torch for Clara, and she harbors a secret from their past. Their reunion will set in motion an unraveling of both of their lives—and reveal what assimilation, or the absence of it, has cost them both . . . “Michaud’s quiet account of a foundering marriage and his forays into the mind of an abused child and her adult self are perfectly done.” —Booklist

Author Jon Michaud
Isbn 1616200553
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 352
Language English
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Mythology for England, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Narrator. Storyteller. When thinking about a person who narrates or tells a story, one of the first impressions that usually come to mind is that of a man or a woman, sitting in a well-worn rocking chair, surrounded by children who listen with rapt attention to tales of dragons and princesses. This image, depicting the classical oral storyteller as he has been known since ancient times, may at first glance have little to do with the narrative voice of a written work of literature. However, the oral storyteller and the narrator of a novel have many things in common. They both mediate the story to an audience - either to a real one that is physically present or to an impersonal reader of a book, and, depending on their technique, they are able to recount a story in a number of ways. There are many different approaches to narrating a tale. A narrator can remain mostly in the background and simply relate the story to his readers or listeners, without any commentary of other interruptions, or he can narrate the story through his or her own eyes, using the first person singular and thus creating an intensely personal atmosphere and letting the audience experience the adventures almost first-hand. However, sometimes the narrator can become actively involved into the tale, but without actually being a part of it. He adds his own thoughts and opinions to the story, he speaks to the readers himself and actively guides them through his story. Such a narrator is also present in Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit. So the topic of this paper will be to analyse the narrator of The Hobbit, and to determine his most characteristic features. It will be illustrated on the following pages that the narrator of The Hobbit is an intrusive authorial narrator who frequently comments on and judges the characters as well as the unfolding events, who is acutely aware of himself, his audience and his role as a storyteller, and who addressed his readers in a direct way and actively leads them through his narrative. Furthermore it will be determined whether there are any obvious changes to the narrative voice in the last chapters of the book, which were written over three years after the rest of the novel.

Author Nadja Litschko
Isbn 3638547809
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2006-09-22
Pages 29
Language English
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"Song of the Lonely Mountain" is the first commercially released selection from the original motion picture soundtrack of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This officially licensed Easy Piano sheet music lets music makers bring the sounds of Middle Earth to life with a Celtic-infused melody and lyrics that foretell an epic journey.

Author Neil Finn,David Donaldson,David Long,Steve Roche,Janet Roddick,Dan Coates
Isbn 1470628155
Genre Music
Year 2013-02-04
Pages 8
Language English
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"It's a dangerous business, going out your front door." In the age of men, one must face myriad challenges: epic quests, imminent danger, the evil gaze of Sauron... okay, so maybe not. But wouldn't life's day-to-day challenges be easier if one were to take a cue from the diminutive hobbit? With The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook as your guide, you'll be ready to brave the difficulties, discomforts, and occasional orcs you may encounter. • Become acquainted and form fellowships with the peoples of Middle-earth: elves, dwarves, wizards, Ents, and more • Learn about the dangerous creatures that lurk in the lands beyond the Shire: orcs, wolves, and dragons • Use hobbit tactics of running away, hiding, and disappearing (with or without the use of magical rings) • Discover the proper etiquette for the delivery and solving or riddles So put another log on the fire, cut another slice of seed-cake (is it time for elevenses already?) and curl up with The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook. You'd never consider going on a nasty adventure, but it's always best to be prepared, right?

Author Peter Archer,Scott Francis
Isbn 1599636549
Genre Humor
Year 2012-09-27
Pages 232
Language English
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Everything you’ll ever need to know about Hobbits! The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions. The Hobbits of Tolkien examines the origins of Tolkien’s most intriguing race. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day explores their shire, their society, and their significance in the epic tales of The Lord of the Rings. Illustrations, charts, and commentary help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Author David Day
Isbn 1645171469
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-02-25
Pages 192
Language English
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