The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again SummaryL ast year was the 75th anniversary of the widely acclaimed book The Hobbit, one of the bestselling classics of the 20th Century. It was also the release of the book-based film. It was an exciting year for readers and even more so for the Librarians and bookshop owners. The stores were bursting with infinite numbers of books. Sales were begun to make space on the shelves for this precious stock. I myself was a part of the giant crowd that purchased a copy of the book.
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. The story reaches its climax in the Battle of Five Armies , where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to engage in conflict.
Tolkien 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.
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Days go by, and Bilbo and the dwarves don't hear a peep from Smaug. Finally, they decide to walk down the passage to the center of the mountain to see what's going on. But Smaug isn't home! As Bilbo goes exploring over the treasure pile, he finds the Arkenstone, Thorin's most desired treasure. The Arkenstone — a.
The next day, Bard, the Elvenking, and "an old man wrapped in cloak and hood" Bard shows Thorin the Arkenstone and demands that they negotiate terms. Bilbo admits that he was the one who gave the Arkenstone to Bard. Thorin agrees to give Bilbo's share of the treasure one-fourteenth to the elves and men in exchange for the Arkenstone. But he also casts Bilbo out of the Lonely Mountain, adding, "no friendship of mine goes with him" Thorin sends his raven buddies to tell Dain what has been gong on. Thorin is already starting to wonder if he can use Dain's forces to capture the Arkenstone without paying the agreed price for it.