The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet 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 to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Ch. 1

The Hobbit is a book by J.R.R. Tolkien, a famous Oxford professor, essayist and writer. The story centers around Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is caught up in a grand adventure.

“The Hobbit” began life as an entertaining story of Tolkien’s children (as so many of Tolkien’s stories began as well). Written between 1929-1933, the book details the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. Gandalf the Wizard meets with Bilbo in the opening pages, telling him he is looking for some “to go on an adventure”. Bilbo, not quite as respectible as he would like to believe himself to be, tells Gandalf life was much more interesting when Gandalf was around, but no, he would not have any adventures, thank you very much. Naturally, thirteen dwarves show up, and ultimately Bilbo sets off to reclaim the gold that the Dragon Smaug has stolen from the dwarves. Like the later Aragorn, Thorin Oakenshield, the chief dwarf, is a king-in-exile, and wants to reclaim both his throne and his gold stolen by the dragon…

How to describe Bilbo Baggins from Tolken’s book ‘The Hobbit’?

He is a typical hobbit who likes to have things run on schedule, like his meals. Bilbo Baggins is a creature of habit. In the beginning of the book we meet Bilbo and we find that he likes to follow a certain schedule, from the time he gets up in the morning until bedtime. Bilbo the Hobbit is also very polite, mannerly and generous.

“The Hobbit” is an excellent fantasy adventure. However, this is one of my favorite books ever, and that is why I’ve read it over and over so many times. To say that it is “just for kids” is like saying that ice cream or watermelon is just for kids.

“The Hobbit” made me feel like I was part of Bilbo’s world – fighting dragons and giant spiders with him. When I finished it I couldn’t wait to read the Lord Of The Rings. I think that this book is incredibly descriptive book, with plenty of charm. J.R.R Tolkien has created a whole new world in which there are many dangers and adventures to have. I absolutely loved it when I first read it, and still enjoy reading it today! I highly recommend getting this book.

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Posted June 14, 2013 by Meglena Ivanova in category Book recommendations

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