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The Hobbit and Philosophy

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ISBN10 : 1118233891

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's belovedclassic—just in time for the December 2012 release of PeterJackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-lovedfantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to TheLord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's greatphilosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised inthis timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty,disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner,"or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? Whatduties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extendedeven to those who deserve to die? Gives you new insights into The Hobbit's centralcharacters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorinand their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the LonelyMountain Explores key questions about The Hobbit's story andthemes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? Howshould Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his"beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into theWild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers,from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, WilliamBlake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's"slimy island of rock," this is a must read for longtimeTolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and hisadventures "there and back again" for the first time.

For the Love of Books

Author : Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane

ISBN10 : 1423652169

Publisher : Gibbs Smith

Number of Pages : 264

Category : House & Home

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Book Summary: A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Hobbit (Study Guide)

Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff

ISBN10 : 1610429621

Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - It's the book that started it all! Though not as epic as the series that came after it, there are still enough characters, settings and plots to make a companion nice to have. BookCaps can help! This companion to the book provides character, plot and chapter summaries. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology

Author : Bradford Lee Eden

ISBN10 : 1476617953

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 244

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: At the 2013 “Celebrating The Hobbit” conference at Valparaiso University—marking the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies—two plenary papers were presented: “Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium” by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit’s influence on Tolkien’s legendarium; and “Tolkien’s French Connections” by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien’s legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff’s and Flieger’s papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin’s Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s legendarium.

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's

Author : Corey Olsen

ISBN10 : 0547739672

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: "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.

An A-Z of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

Author : Sarah Oliver

ISBN10 : 1782190902

Publisher : Kings Road Publishing

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first - discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn't. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different from the book "The Hobbit". C is for... Cast - Filming The Hobbit threw up all kinds of challenges for the cast. Find out who injured themselves on set and who the biggest prankster was! All this and more, including... all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, why Elijah Wood had to be involved, and what to expect from the next two Hobbit movies. This is the MUST HAVE book for any fan of The Hobbit.

The Hobbit Companion

Author : David Day

ISBN10 : 1909108340

Publisher : Pavilion

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: 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 Party

Author : Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt

ISBN10 : 1681495023

Publisher : Ignatius Press

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1940

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Book Summary: Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit Òin all but sizeÓ wasÑeven by hobbit standardsÑa zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of TolkienÕs work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, ÒIf much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significanceÑand the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of TolkienÕs intentionsÉ. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.Ó Several books ably explore how TolkienÕs Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

Author : James Stuart Bell

ISBN10 : 1441260587

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Author : Shawn Coyne

ISBN10 : 1645010503

Publisher : Story Grid Publishing LLC

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Bilbo Baggins, an altogether respectable hobbit, had never done anything unexpected—to say nothing of heroic—until he met a wizard in a blue pointed hat. After that meeting, Bilbo embarked upon an adventure, recorded in the pages of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, that captured the imagination of readers around the world. With unparalleled skill, Tolkien forged scenes of physical courage, revelatory self-transformation, and spiritual transcendence that do more than entertain—they help us make sense of the world. In this Story Grid Masterworks Analysis Guide, Shawn Coyne examines Bilbo’s transformation and Tolkien’s craft through a powerful new lens, the Heroic Journey 2.0, revealing how stories help us survive, thrive, and find meaning individually and as a species. Using this lens, writers will learn to create the emotional catharsis readers crave and tell stories that cross barriers of time and culture. Bilbo’s unexpected journey beautifully illustrates the human imperative to keep going, to break and remake our worldviews in a search for truth. But in the end, readers and writers may agree with Coyne that, “There is no final truth, only the creative act of meaning-making in the here and now.”

The Hobbit Trap

Author : Maciej Henneberg,Robert B Eckhardt,John Schofield

ISBN10 : 1315418274

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 228

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: When scientists found the remains of a tiny hominid on an Indonesian in 2004, they claimed they found a totally new species of human ancestor (homo floresiensis), and called it a Hobbit. Film crews rolled in and the little creature took the world by storm, but a group of prominent scientists, including Maciej Henneberg and Robert Eckhardt, smelled a rat. They refuted the data—the size and shape of bones, the inferences about height—and they raised fundamental questions about scientific method, revealing cultural and political pressures that lead to the wide acceptance of unsupported theories. The Hobbit Trap describes how the case against the “new species” theory developed and offers an important critique of the species concept in evolution. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the authors include new data and analysis of the Flores fossils, and expand their important analysis of scientific practice, calling for a new movement to reverse the decline in scientific standards and the rise in scientific politics. This lively and important challenge to conventional wisdom is accessible to the general reader and makes a stimulating addition to courses on the history and philosophy of science, evolution and physical anthropology.

A Study Guide for J. R. R. Tolkien's

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN10 : 1410348164

Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning

Number of Pages : 22

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: A Study Guide for J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Finding God in The Hobbit

Author : Jim Ware

ISBN10 : 1414329849

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured the imaginations of millions. But The Hobbit—now a major motion picture—is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way. In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, coauthor of the popular Finding God series, unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth, sharing insightful reflections on scenes and characters from Tolkien’s classic. And as you travel through Middle-earth, you’ll start to discover some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and how he has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.

The Hobbit - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Author : G Whiz

ISBN10 : 1498920772

Publisher : 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : ,

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Book Summary: Did you know since childhood, Tolkien had a keen interest in various languages and was competent in Gothic and Finnish and a master of Greek and Latin? Or, did you know the first of the trilogy for 'The Hobbit' was filmed in 266 days in New Zealand? What are the amazing facts of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Teaching Fantasy Novels: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author : Phyllis J. Perry

ISBN10 : 0313079757

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Education

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Book Summary: Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber Spyglass

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Author : Howard Shore,Dan Coates

ISBN10 : 1470627744

Publisher : Alfred Music

Number of Pages : 36

Category : Music

Viewed : 423

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Book Summary: Play selections from Howard Shore's brilliant score to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! The eight arrangements in this collection are notably easier to play than those in the separately published piano/vocal edition. For The Hobbit, Howard Shore masterfully expands upon the musical palette of Middle-earth, blending familiar motifs from the The Lord of the Rings trilogy with an exciting array of memorable new themes. In addition to the piano arrangements, this beautifully produced souvenir folio features an array of colorful photos from the film. Titles: * An Unexpected Party * Misty Mountains * The Adventure Begins * Song of the Lonely Mountain * Dreaming of Bag End * A Very Respectable Hobbit * Erebor * The Dwarf Lords

The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug (Solo Piano)

Author : Howard Shore

ISBN10 : 1783233826

Publisher : Wise Publications

Number of Pages : 88

Category : Music

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Book Summary: Howard Shore writes: I seem to always have Tolkien’s book at my side while working on the film. I continually refer to his words as my guide, a way to make a connection to his ideas and be able to reflect that in new compositions. I am also always inspired by Peter Jackson’s film and all of the beauty and detail that goes into putting the book onto the screen. There are many new themes and leitmotifs introduced in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In particular, there are new pieces for Beorn, the Necromancer, Mirkwood, The Woodland Realm, Tauriel, Kili & Tauriel, Bard, Lake-town, The Politicians of Lake-town, and of course for Smaug to mention a few. This exciting journey of the Dwarves continues from Mirkwood Forest to the depths of Erebor and the inevitable confrontation with the dragon Smaug. Contents: The Quest For Erebor Erebor Bree Beorn A Necromancer The Woodland Realm Feast of Starlight Bard, A Man of Lake-Town Thrice Welcome Bard And Family Lake-Town Girion, Lord of Dale Girion and Bard Lake-Town Bard House of Durin Smaug I See Fire Tauriel and Kili Beyond the Forest

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Author : Robert C. O'Brien

ISBN10 : 1665911611

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award–winning classic by notable children’s author Robert C. O’Brien. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.

The Hobbit

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien

ISBN10 : 0007322607

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 737

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Book Summary: This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected... ‘A flawless masterpiece’ The Times

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Author : Ian Fleming

ISBN10 : 1551997916

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 75

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children’s novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.