the hobbit


(1937)<br />"'It's me, Bilbo Baggins, companion of Thorin!'"

Trivia about the hobbit

  • 1937:"Ferris Bilbo's Day Off"
  • 1937:"I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you"
  • It was a prelude to J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings"
  • First published in 1937, it was revised in 1951 to bring it into line with "The Lord of the Rings"
  • "This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure" is a line from Chapter 1 of this novel
  • The subtitle of this J.R.R. Tolkien novel is "There and Back Again"
  • The action of this novel concerns a quest to defeat the dragon Smaug in his lair in Erebor, the lonely mountain
  • 1937: "A sudden understanding, a pity mixed with horror, welled up in Bilbo's heart"
  • In this novel, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf & 13 dwarves reclaim Lonely Mountain & its riches from the dragon Smaug
  • Before "The Lord of the Rings" came this other Tolkien tale about little Bilbo & a big dragon
  • In this story Bilbo & the dwarves have to get a pile of treasure out from under a dragon
  • Tolkien's "There and Back Again"
  • After Smaug is killed, the "Battle of Five Armies" ensues