The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780547951973
Available:
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. “A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 287
ISBN: PSU:000029329236
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon - and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of the dark and dragon fire alone and unaided.

The Hobbit Illustrated Edition

The Hobbit  Illustrated Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0544174224
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: Charles Dixon,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 133
ISBN: 1435242726
Available:
Release: 2008-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, who embarks on a quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug, along with his dwarve companions and the wizard Gandalf, and unwittingly returns to the Shire with a Ring of Power.

The Hobbit Enhanced Edition

The Hobbit  Enhanced Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780007425389
Available:
Release: 2011-11-18
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Exclusive to this Enhanced version of the eBook are recently discovered audio recordings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and new high-resolution colour images of all of Tolkien’s illustrations for the book, many of which are also included in their earlier black-and-white versions and can be revealed by a simple swipe of the screen.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780544115552
Available:
Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

The Return of the King

The Return of the King
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1567
ISBN: 9780007269723
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. Gandalf returned, miraculously, and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Meanwhile, Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Sméagol - Gollum, still obsessed by his 'preciouss'. After a battle with the giant spider, Shelob, Sam left his master for dead; but Frodo is still alive - in the hands of the orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing. JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

The Hobbit  Or  There and Back Again
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0395362903
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: Jude Fisher
Pages: 75
ISBN: 9780547898568
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A visual companion to the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" offers insights into the world of Middle-Earth and includes character profiles, bestiaries, and notes on the places of Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Lester Abrams
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0810910608
Available:
Release: 1977
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times BestsellerAvailable in Basic 5 and 6.

The Hobbit Deluxe Pocket Edition

The Hobbit  Deluxe Pocket Edition
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0544045521
Available:
Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Hobbit Illustrated by Alan Lee

The Hobbit  Illustrated by Alan Lee
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780007487318
Available:
Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology

The Hobbit and Tolkien  s Mythology
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780786479603
Available:
Release: 2014-10-13
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Storybook

The Hobbit  The Battle of the Five Armies   Movie Storybook
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien,Natasha Hughes
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0007578458
Available:
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: HarperCollins Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relive the whole story of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in this fantastic photo-filled book.Join Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves on their amazing journey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in this fully illustrated storybook of the second of Peter Jackson's stunning Hobbit movies. Packed with stills from the film, this is one book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

Exploring J R R  Tolkien s  The Hobbit
Author: Corey Olsen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780547739670
Available:
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Chronicles Art Design

The Hobbit  An Unexpected Journey Chronicles  Art   Design
Author: Weta
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0062200909
Available:
Release: 2012-12-14
Editor: Harper Design
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design is a sumptuous celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision. As a bonus feature unique to this book, there is a special fold-out map printed in glow-in-the-dark ink and a giant four-page fold-out of Bilbo's contract. Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit   The Lord of the Rings
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1504
ISBN: 0547928181
Available:
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a box set including the complete "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, as well as its prequel, "The Hobbit."

The Annotated Hobbit

The Annotated Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Douglas Allen Anderson
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618134700
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An annotated version of one of the most popular fantasy adventures of all time includes biographical and bibliographical notes, as well as linguistic data and source materials.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Paddy Kempshall
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780007487356
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Join Bilbo Baggins on his amazing journey in this photo storybook of the first of Peter Jackson's amazing Hobbit movies.Packed with exclusive photos from the film, and telling the story of the whole movie, this is one book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!Ages: 7+

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit   An Unexpected Journey
Author: Brian Sibley
Pages: 167
ISBN: 0007464460
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enter Bilbo Baggins' world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth.Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.