The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)

The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)

by J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) by J. R. R. Tolkien

The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.

Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.

© New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345534835
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Series: Lord of the Rings Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 90,844
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

Date of Birth:

January 3, 1892

Date of Death:

September 2, 1973

Place of Birth:

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)

Place of Death:

Oxford, England


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
James_UT More than 1 year ago
Great book that I have read several times over the years. Love the magic and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in the whole world. Don't think it's much like the lor dof the rings, there's a lot more action and more things happen in a very short time. Please read, this is an AMAZING book!!! <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great book and you should try reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I can't wait for the movie to come out! I want to read it a second time and I just finished it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book and am going to see the movie for my fourteenth birthday and im pumped!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly AMAZING!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this I look forward to the movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with J.R.R. Tolkeins classics. The Hobbit. The Lord of the rings. My dad said it would be too hard, but I loved them. What did dad know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agreed! LOTR= BOSS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hobbit was the best book and movie i hope all of you like it i love it ,it comes out to be the best book you read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this book was origanaly written for children,Tolkiens very natural story telling voice takes any reader on an adventure worth a life time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book to find out what happens in the movie. The book is the same exact story with a new cover and title. I will warn you it was VERY disappointing to find that out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the &quot;Hobbit&quot; and the &quot;Lord o f the Ring&quot; trilogy (over 1000 pages) I wished fkor it to go on forever. The end was like losing an old friend. The &quot;Salmarilian&quot; and the various histories by the &quot;boys&quot; helped soften the blow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
EricJonrosh More than 1 year ago
What nitwit hasn't read The Hobbit? I would argue that no book, novel, novella or Sunday cartoon has ever been written by man or beast that does not derive directly from J.R.R Tolkien&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Hobbit.&rdquo; Except my own works, of course, like &ldquo;The Spoils of Babylon&rdquo; which is entirely original, distinctive, soul-crushing, tent-raising and writ in good &lsquo;ole American English to boot. My works aside, I challenge the readers of this website to find a single novel of any literary value that does not contain Tolkien&rsquo;s literary revelations such as opening with a relatable character, embarking on a journey, monsters (symbolic?), mountains, meals, love of inanimate objects, conflict, more characters, flashbacks and, most importantly, barrels.  &ldquo;The Catcher in Rye?&rdquo; A direct rip-off. &ldquo;1984?&rdquo; A copy, made carbon. Try reading &ldquo;Jane Eyre&rdquo; after a stint in Middle Earth. You&rsquo;ll feel like you never left. &ldquo;The Grapes of Wrath.&rdquo; &ldquo;Sweet Valley High.&rdquo; &ldquo;Oedipus Rex.&rdquo; &ldquo;Winnie the Pooh.&rdquo; &ldquo;Deliverance.&rdquo; The list stretches longer than that chubby Hobbit road to The Lonely Mountain. Where in hellfire has all mankind&rsquo;s creativity gone?  However, when I learned that Tolkien had devised an entirely unique alphabet for his Elvish hermaphrodite creations, I felt compelled to create my lexicon for an unbelievable, yet entirely believable alien race. What sprung forth in a moment of scotch-induced brilliance was a series of glyphs and scribbles that would later be used in the blockbuster film, Stargate. It is a combination of wingdings and consonants that remains one of the most maddeningly indecipherable codes to date.  So here&rsquo;s a hearty pour of Bagpipes O&rsquo;Toole for the dearly departed and his Hobbit, the veritable blueprint of dramatic archetype, the foundation for narrative masterpiecery, not including any of my own great works which could never be pigeonholed by a linear plot or even anything remotely replicatable, due to their deep catharsis and sheer, disgusting ingenuity. With undbound appreciation and wonder, Eric Jonrosh, author, director, team leader of &ldquo;The Spoils of Babylon,&rdquo; airing on IFC, January the 9th, 2014
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes their is another hobbit movie coming out. I do not know the exact date though. Sorry. The movie is supposed to be done in three separate parts. The first one came out in 2012. The second is supposed to come out this year. Lastly, the third one is supposed to come out in 2014. I hope I helped! Thank you! Goodbye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watcking movie now . Miles
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You got the second verse wrong. Its "the pines were roaring on the height. The winds were moaning in the night. The fire wad red it flaming spread. The trees like torches blazed with light" By the way i LOVE THIS BOOK AND MOVIE
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hobbits are AWSOME except frodo the BEST is SAMWISE GAMGIE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool cover! Almost makes me wish I hadn't bought the paper back version! But just almost... X3 -Ink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and i loved it. I mostly liked the dwarves. I watched the movie and there arn't much different. I mostly liked when the dwares were killing the dragon and reclaiming there kingdom. GO HOBBITS! This was the best book i have read since i started to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all the book was good. I had a hard time finishing because 1 page in the book is actualy 2 or 3 pages long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hobbit was almost as good as the original trilogy. I recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy fiction. :)