The Riddles of The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9781137373649
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online The Riddles of The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB This book situates The Hobbit and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture and more modern day examples, setting out to solve the novel's riddles in original ways.


The Riddles of The Hobbit

Filename: the-riddles-of-the-hobbit.pdf
ISBN: 9781137373656
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online The Riddles of The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of The Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful questions and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkien's imaginative life. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and—on occasion—startling new conclusions.


The Riddles of the Hobbit

Filename: the-riddles-of-the-hobbit.pdf
ISBN: 1137373636
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online The Riddles of the Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of The Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful questions and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkien's imaginative life. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and—on occasion—startling new conclusions.


The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9780547951973
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Now a major motion picture 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


Beren and L thien

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ISBN: 9780008214210
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Beren and L thien in PDF and EPUB Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.


Finding God in the Hobbit

Filename: finding-god-in-the-hobbit.pdf
ISBN: 1414305966
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 177
Author: Jim Ware
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Download and read online Finding God in the Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.


Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9780547739670
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Number of pages: 320
Author: Corey Olsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB "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.


Poems from The Hobbit

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ISBN: 026110389X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 44
Author: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Download and read online Poems from The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB A collection of J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit poems in a miniature hardback volume complete with illustrations by Tolkien himself. Far over misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away ere break of day To seek the pale enchanted gold. J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed The Hobbit contains 12 poems which are themselves masterpieces of writing. This miniature book, illustrated with 30 of Tolkien's own paintings and drawings from the book -- some quite rare and all in full colour -- includes all the poems, plus Gollum's eight riddles in verse, and will be a perfect keepsake for lovers of The Hobbit and of accomplished poetry.


The Hobbit Companion

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ISBN: 9781909108349
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Number of pages: 300
Author: David Day
Publisher: Pavilion Books

Download and read online The Hobbit Companion in PDF and EPUB Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.


The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9780547951966
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece. J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."


Biggest Riddle Book in the World

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ISBN: 0806988843
Release Date: 1976
Number of pages: 256
Author: Joseph Rosenbloom
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Download and read online Biggest Riddle Book in the World in PDF and EPUB A collection of riddles on a wide range of topics for jokesters of all ages.


The Hobbit and History

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ISBN: 1118167643
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Number of pages: 272
Author: Nancy Reagin
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online The Hobbit and History in PDF and EPUB "This book has not been approved, licensed, or sponsored by any entity or person involved in creating or producing The hobbit film or book."


Riddle in Stone

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ISBN: 9781938120954
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Number of pages: 513
Author: Robert Evert
Publisher: Diversion Books

Download and read online Riddle in Stone in PDF and EPUB "This unique plot is oozing creativity. You have to give it a read to properly understand why…you will not be disappointed, it is an excellent read!" – Only the Indies, 5 Stars "In many ways, Riddle in Stone harkens back to the early days of modern fantasy where the hero is really an everyman confronted with an impossible task and, despite his own innocence, insecurities, and sense of inadequacy, accomplishes that which the great heroes of the time could not. Yet, there are enough differences to give it a fresh feel." —Maxine McLister "Evert does an outstanding job. He isn’t afraid of the nastiness inherent in captivity. The process of turning Edmund from a sputtering coward into something resembling a hero is a long and ugly one." — Erin Eymard Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died, the Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Fleeing from relentless peril, Edmund wages a solitary battle against an ancient evil. But how can one man succeed when so many before him have failed?


The Fellowship of the Ring

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ISBN: 9780547952017
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Number of pages: 432
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Fellowship of the Ring in PDF and EPUB The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times


The Exeter Book

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ISBN: 0231515944
Release Date: 1936
Number of pages: 382
Author: George Philip Krapp
Publisher: Columbia University Press

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