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  The Hobbit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hobbit is a novel written by J.
A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins is smoking on the front step of his comfortable hole one morning when Gandalf the Wizard passes by.
In the annotated version of the hobbit, Tolkien claims that Beowulf was among his most valued sources, although it wasn't consciously present to the mind when he was writing it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hobbit   (4357 words)

  
 GamingWorld X - The Hobbit Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gameplay - For the three of you that are unfamiliar with The Hobbit, you may have heard of a little phenomenon known as The Lord of the Rings.
The Hobbit is the prelude to the epic trilogy turned Hollywood blockbuster that tells the story of how Frodo’s Uncle Bilbo first meets Gandalf and comes to find the one ring of power.
The Hobbit was never as gritty, grim, or dark as the stories that followed, and it appears as though the developers recognized that.
www.gamingworldx.com /gcn/TheHobbit.shtml   (1176 words)

  
 Sinclair User 126 - The Hobbit
The Hobbit's development can be traced back several years and owes its origin to the many different types of Spectrum clone that sprung up either in people's hobby rooms or in small production establishments around what was then known as the Soviet Union.
Some of you may have read about the Hobbit at that stage but then, for various reasons it disappeared from the scene and was never heard of again.
The Hobbit uses a Zylog Z80 processor running at 3.5Mhz and is fitted with 64k of RAM and 64k of ROM.
www.sincuser.co.uk /126/hobbit.htm   (814 words)

  
 The Hobbit (video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hobbit is a computer game released in 1982 and based on the book The Hobbit, by J.
It was developed by Beam Software and published by Melbourne House for most computers available at the time, from the more popular computers such as the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64, and the BBC Micro through to such esoteric computers as the Dragon 32 and Oric computers.
There is also a 2003 computer and console game called The Hobbit, published by Vivendi Universal for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Windows.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hobbit_(video_game)   (647 words)

  
 Tolkien Bibliography: books written by Tolkien in the Tolkien Library: the hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, History of ...
Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when the wizard Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere.
However as Tolkien continued writing it, he decided that the events of The Hobbit could belong to the same universe as The Silmarillion, and he introduced or mentioned characters and places that figured prominently in Tolkien's legendarium, specifically Elrond, Gil-galad and Gondolin.
It has been suggested that The Hobbit can be read as a bildungsroman in which Bilbo matures from an initially insular, superficial, and rather useless person to one who is versatile, brave, self-sufficient, and relied-upon by others when they are in need of assistance.
www.tolkienlibrary.com /booksbytolkien/hobbit/description.htm   (1158 words)

  
 GameSpy.com - Review
As a game, The Hobbit is just as likely to disappoint big-time Tolkien fans as its troubled gameplay is likely to disappoint the average gamer, and it's not exactly clear who it's intended for.
In the book, the reason Gandalf and the dwarves shanghai Bilbo into their quest is the fact that, respectable hobbit that he is, he has burglar's blood in his veins.
So every time you wander into the eye-line of a bad guy you didn't think was looking your way, or tiptoe within a pixel of a dry leaf, you're going all the way back to the beginning to try again.
www.gamespy.com /reviews/december03/hobbitpc   (877 words)

  
 Stomp Tokyo Video Reviews - The Hobbit
Made long before the days of computer animation and Disney's animation "event" films, The Hobbit is still an impressive movie to watch for its visual creativity and its faithful adaptation of a detailed book in only 77 minutes.
Hobbits are short little people like dwarves, only less irritable and without beards.
The hobbit in question is Bilbo Baggins, an unadventuresome sort (like most hobbits) who goes on an adventure at the behest of the wizard Gandalf.
www.stomptokyo.com /movies/hobbit.html   (696 words)

  
 A Delightfully Imaginative Journey
The period of the story is between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men.
Hobbits are (or were) a small people, smaller than dwarves-and they have no beards-but very much larger than liliputians.
It was the Took strain that made the little hobbit, almost against his will, respond to the summons of Gandalf the Wizard to join the dwarves in their attempt to recover the treasure which Smaug the dragon had stolen from their forefathers.
www.nytimes.com /1938/03/13/movies/LOTR-HOBBIT.html   (541 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Hobbit: Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Because Tolkien acknowledged that the idea of hobbits was rooted in his experiences with rural Englishmen of his own time, Bilbo’s development might allegorically represent the heroism of England in World War I or the inner, latent heroism common to everyone.
Since The Hobbit takes place in a world of the author’s own creation—complete with its own history, language, geography, and mythology—much of the narrative is devoted to incidental descriptions of the places, people, and things that Bilbo encounters.
Though the thematic importance of hobbits is highly debatable, Tolkien himself acknowledged that the nature of hobbits was based on the rural, middle-class English people among whom he lived.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/hobbit/themes.html   (1006 words)

  
 About the Hobbit Monitor
Hobbit was inspired by the Big Brother monitoring tool, a freely available tool from BB4 Technologies (now part of Quest Software) with some of the features that Hobbit has.
Hobbit avoids these performance bottlenecks by keeping most of the ever-changing data in memory instead of on-disk, and by being implemented in C rather than shell scripts.
Hobbit has all of these features built-in so you don't have to worry about getting the right add-ons and maintaining them - they come with the base package.
hobbitmon.sourceforge.net /docs/about.html   (1435 words)

  
 Action Vault - The Hobbit Interview
It follows the story of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit from the Shire, as he accompanies 13 Dwarves and a Wizard on an adventure to reclaim the Dwarves' lost Kingdom Under the Mountain from Smaug, a great red Dragon.
The Hobbit seems to lend itself best to the action adventure genre - although there's enough character development in the story for a minor RPG, we thought that an action adventure game fit Bilbo's character better, and allowed us to effectively re-tell the story, while providing challenging and exciting gameplay.
Troy Skinner: The Hobbit was written by J.R.R. Tolkien for his children, and because of that, we all preferred a slightly younger look to the game than what is being targeted for other Lord of the Rings-oriented titles.
actionvault.ign.com /features/interviews/hobbitint.shtml   (1409 words)

  
 The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
Also called "Halflings" they stand about half the height of a man, are very sedentary 'til roused, have a thick, bushy crop of hair on the top of their head and on the top of their leathery feet.
Bilbo Baggins is aroused from his comfortable Hobbit hole (not a messy, wormy hole, but a cozy place with windows, rooms, cupboards, and fireplaces).
While "The Hobbit" is a complete and light-hearted story in itself, it sets the scene for Tolkien's adult work about Middle-Earth The Lord of the Rings.
www.indepthinfo.com /tolkien/hobbit.shtml   (495 words)

  
 The Hobbit Monitor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hobbit is the successor to the bbgen toolkit, which has been available as an add-on to Big Brother since late 2002.
Hobbit will periodically generate requests to network services - !http, ftp, smtp and so on - and record if the service is responding as expected.
Hobbit will also record the history of each monitored item, so you can generate availability reports and check on the incidents that have occurred.
hobbitmon.sourceforge.net   (408 words)

  
 JRR Tolkien - The Hobbit - book reviews at chronicles-network: for science fiction and fantasy fiction literature
"The Hobbit" is simply about the original adventures of Bilbo Baggins, as he joins with a group of dwarves under the leadership of Gandalf to go slay a dragon — which will incidentally lead to Bilbo discovering the One Ring, that becomes the later focus of "Lord of the Rings".
"The Hobbit" is filled with memorable scenes, which have a genuine charm and sense of adventure.
The Hobbit suffers none of that, being wonderfully constructed.
www.chronicles-network.com /book-reviews/t/j-r-r-tolkien/j-r-r-tolkien-hobbit-reviews-1.php   (144 words)

  
 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit CED Web Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This page covers "The Hobbit," while the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King are on separate pages.
America had a false sense of security with its friendly neighbors and geographic isolation, not unlike that of the Hobbits safe in the relative isolation of their Shire with friendly people about, oblivious to the gradually darkening world at large.
The story of "The Hobbit" takes place 60 years before the start of the story told in "The Lord of the Rings" and mainly concerns an adventure a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins takes with 13 dwarves in search of treasure.
www.cedmagic.com /featured/tolkien/hobbit.html   (453 words)

  
 Teacher's Guide for The Hobbit published by Houghton Mifflin Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The idea of The Hobbit fitted in that imaginary world somehow, and Tolkien, wrote over some years, the story of the adventures of Bilbo the hobbit and Gandalf and the dwarves.
In the sequel to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, it is made clear that it is the most powerful and important of all the magic rings.
Several messages in The Hobbit were transmitted by runes; in fact, the whole journey would have been fruitless unless Bilbo and others were able to translate the runic messages.
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com /readers_guides/hobbit   (1468 words)

  
 THELORDOFTHERINGS.com » TOLKIEN BOOKSTORE » "THE HOBBIT"
Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement.
The definitive edition of this beloved children's classic, featuring a wealth of accompanying illustrations and notes which take the reader further into both the story, and the tale of how it was written.
"The Hobbit" celebrated its 60th year of publication with this illustrated edition by artist Alan Lee, winner of the Carnegie Medal for illustration.
www.thelordoftherings.com /bookstore/the_hobbit   (498 words)

  
 Literature:The Hobbit Banquet
Given my love for hobbits and elves and fear of the Nazgul, perhaps it was inevitable that I introduced these wonders of fantasy to my own students.
He is, in fact, on his way to Rivendell to spend his remaining days with the elves, eating and drinking and telling stories and songs to his heart's content.
Although I have actually used the full trilogy as a year long literary journey with an advanced grade six level class, this lesson plan is geared toward The Hobbit, a much shorter book and one which Tolkien intended from the outset to be for children.
henson.austin.apple.com /edres/mslessons/ms-hobbit.shtml   (766 words)

  
 GameSpy: The Hobbit Preview
It turns out that this hobbit was pretty damned good at espionage, wrestling with dwarves' beards, and robbing ancient treasures from dragons.
Bilbo Baggins is one of the most famous names in fantasy literature, and thanks to the creative minds at Inevitable and Vivendi, he's all set to appear in The Hobbit -- a brand-new action-adventure game based on Tolkien's tale.
The Hobbit has the look and feel of a game that's aimed at a slightly younger target audience than that of EA's bloody The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and rightly so.
ps2.gamespy.com /playstation-2/the-hobbit/498717p1.html   (1075 words)

  
 The HoBBiT Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
So, he scribbled down this one sentence about the Hobbit, and later pondered what a Hobbit should be.
The Hobbit, and to a greater extent, The Lord of the Rings, combine the 'feel' of ancient mythology, with captivating characters, and an intensely rich sense of history; a history which Tolkien spent more than 50 years creating.
It is estimated that The Hobbit has sold in 35 million copies making it the best selling fiction ever.
www.mi.uib.no /~respl/tolkien   (631 words)

  
 Editions of The Hobbit
Ostensibly, it provides some background to The Hobbit, since it is Gandalf's explanation of how he arranged for the journey to Erebor and for Bilbo to accompany the dwarves.
This newer edition of The Hobbit (which the publisher refers to as the Young Adult Edition) features new cover artwork by Peter Sís and a Note on the Text by Douglas A. Anderson.
Anderson explains that in 1995, The Hobbit text was stored in a computer file and corrections have been made at various times since then.
users.telerama.com /~taliesen/tolkien/hobbit_editions.html   (985 words)

  
 The Hobbit - Wikiquote
The Hobbit (1937) is a fantasy novel by J.
Good-bye!" With that the hobbit turned and scuttled inside his round green door, and shut it as quickly as he dared, not to seem rude.
As they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through him, a fierce and a jealous love, the desire of the hearts of dwarves.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/The_Hobbit   (2423 words)

  
 The Hobbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It seems to be a class project from an inspired teacher, but as well as that it's a great interactive resource for any of you out there who're teaching or studying The Hobbit in class.
Tolkien himself said that the word, "hobbit" meant hole-builder or (as he said in "The Lord of the Rings") hole-dwellers.
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www.berghuis.co.nz /abiator/unit/hobbit/hindex2.html   (811 words)

  
 The Hobbit Review: Just Adventure - Reviews Walkthroughs and Adventure News!
As an action/adventure game, The Hobbit is a mishmash of genres, none of which come close to reaching their potential.
Apparently Vivendi has possession of some long-lost papers of Tolkiens claiming that the true title of The Hobbit was to be The Hoppit for our diminutive friend Bilbo Baggins spends much time hopping from ledge to ledge, leaf to leaf and vine to vine.
Instead, be a good parent and plop them down with a paperback version of The Hobbit and allow Middle-Earth to exist in their imagination rather than as a lesser version of Super Mario World.
www.justadventure.com /reviews/Hobbit/Hobbit.shtm   (762 words)

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