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The hobbit, or, There and back again / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee.

By: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Contributor(s): Lee, Alan [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1997ISBN: 0395873460; 9780395873465; 9780395520215; 0395520215; 9780395362907; 0395362903.Other title: Hobbit | There and back again.Uniform titles: Hobbit Subject(s): Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: [Fic]
Contents:
An Unexpected Party -- Roast Mutton -- A Short Rest -- Over Hill and Under Hill -- Riddles in the Dark -- Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire -- Queer Lodgings -- Flies and Spiders -- Barrels Out of Bond -- A Warm Welcome -- On the Doorstep -- Inside Information -- Not at Home -- Fire and Water -- The Gathering of the Clouds -- A Thief in the Night -- The Clouds Burst -- The Return Journey -- The Last Stage.
Summary: 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.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Young Adult Fiction Area
T6495h 1997 (Browse shelf) Available

An Unexpected Party -- Roast Mutton -- A Short Rest -- Over Hill and Under Hill -- Riddles in the Dark -- Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire -- Queer Lodgings -- Flies and Spiders -- Barrels Out of Bond -- A Warm Welcome -- On the Doorstep -- Inside Information -- Not at Home -- Fire and Water -- The Gathering of the Clouds -- A Thief in the Night -- The Clouds Burst -- The Return Journey -- The Last Stage.

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.

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A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle.

Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

In 2013, his title, The\Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography) J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", & "The Silmarillion", was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.

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