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.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.
- “The Hobbit” by J.R.R.Tolkien (littlestorybookgirl.wordpress.com)
- Happy Birthday to “The Hobbit” (myyearinbookreviews.com)
- Middle-earth ( After The Master) (luthiens-enclave.com)
- A New Chapter in Middle-Earth: Exclusive Interview with Hobbit Artist Jemima Catlin (nerdalicious.com.au)