The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien - Paperback Book - The Parent StoreTolkien published books set within Arda. The next morning, after oversleeping and nearly missing the start of the journey, Bilbo goes off with the Dwarves. They are nearly eaten by three Trolls , but Gandalf tricks the trolls into staying up all night whereupon they are turned into stone by the first light of dawn. The stone trolls appear later in The Lord of the Rings. In the troll's cave they find some swords. Bilbo acquires Sting , which glows blue in the presence of Goblins another name for Orcs.
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
It was published on 21 September to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins , the titular hobbit , to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory. The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature or type of creature of Tolkien's geography. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity, competence, and wisdom by accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey, and adventurous sides of his nature and applying his wits and common sense.
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With those words hastily written on a blank page of a student's exam, J. Tolkien embarked on what would amount to an epic journey of his own, one that would spark the most influential works of fantasy literature of all time. Tolkien's impulsive sentence would become The Hobbit , a story that was immediately popular in Great Britain, and would lead to an even more popular work, The Lord of the Rings. The writing of The Hobbit was an unexpected, long journey, but it was the start of a work that would captivate millions of readers, and inspire new worlds along the way. Two of Tolkien's children, Michael and John, later noted that they might have heard elements of the story before then.