The Hobbit

or, There and Back Again (Don’t know)

Paperback, 389 pages

English language

Published Aug. 14, 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers.

ISBN:
9780007591855
OCLC Number:
903426936

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5 stars (22 reviews)

This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected...

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on a journey "there and back again". They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century. --back cover

114 editions

A wonderful tale about a Hobbit.

5 stars

(Note: this review is about one of my many numerous re-reads of the book.)

"In a hole in the ground there lived ...", well, you probably know who.

A story that started out scribbled on the back of a piece of paper being marked by J.R.R. Tolkien has grown in the telling and now supports a whole mythology set out in the books "The Silmarillion" and "The Lord of the Rings" as well as a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry.

The story of Bilbo Baggins and how he got involved in a quest involving dwarves, a Wizard, elves, men, goblins, wargs (wolves) and, of course, a dragon, is set out in this tale that has been read multiple times by me.

The most important event in the book, almost trivial in its treatment (which it was, at the time) was the discovery of a seemingly innocuous magic ring by Bilbo deep …

Review of 'The Hobbit' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

колись років двадцять тому, коли я був ще малим школярем-пуцвіріньком, мама принесла мені таку собі непримітну зовні книжку: «гобіт, або мандрівка за імлисті гори». ім'я автора було настільки незвичне на вимову — і аж чотири слова! — що одразу запало мені на пам'ять, так що пізніше я міг навіть серед ночі без заминки вимовити скоромовкою: джонроналдруелтолкін… звісно, якби комусь спало на думку мене збудити вночі заради такого дивного питання =) на все життя запам’яталася також графіка ілюстрацій до українського видання — загадкових, наче мальованих коричневим чорнилом прямо на сторінках книжки.

мені, малому і жадібному до пригодницьких, але зрозумілих дитині історій, ця казка сподобалася надзвичайно! втім, прочитавши книжку, я поставив її кудись на полицю, а чи навіть заховав до якоїсь глибокої шухляди… років з десять потому марно намагався я знайти цю книгу вдома: сьогодні я беріг би те видання («веселка», 1985 р.), як зіницю ока. на той час я, звісно, ще …

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Subjects

  • Gollum (Fictitious character)
  • Hobbits (Fictitious characters)
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Fiction