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The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R. (Paperback - 1982 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again


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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . . This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings .
Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Title: The Hobbit, or, There and back again
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 1982, c1980.
Edition: Rev. ed.
Characteristics: [11], 304 p. :,maps ;,18 cm.
Notes: Prelude to: The lord of the rings.
Local Note: 1 2 3
Alternate Title: Hobbit
There and back again
ISBN: 9780345339683
0345339681
Branch Call Number: YA TOL
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Report This 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.

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  • DDTan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Best book ever!!!

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  • iracinsky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a very good book. It was very exciting. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop. At the end I did stop because it was very scary and later I had to stop because it was very sad.

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  • aspenblain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Probably one of the most important books I've ever read. Huge fan of the movies so far, but be weary, they are VERY different. This is a good, fast read for anyone needing some adventure in their lives.

Report This Feb 24, 2014
  • 21387001135587luu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very descriptive. There are more descriptions than the actual "talking".

Report This Feb 06, 2014
  • JosephJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book by J. R. R. Tolkien was the book that basically started the idea of Middle Earth itself. Beginning with the famous quote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit", this book tells the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who found the Ring and changed the course of Middle Earth. Though "The Hobbit" was meant for children, it can still be enjoyed by anyone of any age. This is a book you will enjoy.

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

Love the book

Though I cannot say that the book is better than the movies or in fact that the book is worse because they are completely different as the movie isn't made completely out of the story 'The Hobbit' (or 'There and back Again') And instead pieced together with other stories that Tolkien wrote. The book is surprisingly short I found after reading the Lord of the rings and that it moved quite quickly, do not try and compare this to the movie as it would not be right, the characters are fun and there are little bits in the book that they don't tell you about in the movie, do not get upset about the small changes they made in the movie while reading this (*Cough cough* Tauriel) and enjoy the simplicity and amazing writing of this great author, it is a fantastic story for all ages and a must read classic.

the book is better than the movies. i really enjoyed it and the characters.

The Hobbit is by far my favorite book in the Lord of the Rings world. It's far less political and intractably descriptive than the main series, which causes it to be much more accessible and enjoyable to read.

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Report This 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

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  • simdra12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • black_falcon_37 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Liberty_11 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.

Report This 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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Report This 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!

Report This 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!

Report This 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!

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  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

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  • 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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  • 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.

Report This May 21, 2013
  • Liberty_11 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!

Report This 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

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  • 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"!

Report This 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.”

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

Gollum; What is a Bagginses?

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  • 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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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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