#DailyBookQuote : 22nd May 2013
– JRR Tolkien (Jan 3, 1892 – Sep 2, 1973)
– JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit
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.
- Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Hobbit’ (atolkienistperspective.wordpress.com)
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (meglenaivanova.wordpress.com)