Please print off and read at your leisure. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6 . Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries (lots of these), wardrobes (he had whole rooms devoted to clothes), kitchens. Chapter 1 opens as the wizard Gandalf visits the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and invites him to join in an adventure. Bilbo declines, reluctant to leave the safety and.
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published. It is a complete and marvellous tale in itself, but it also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 'One of the most influential books of our. The Hobbit is a Fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. It is a complete and marvellous tale in itself, but it also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 'One of the most influential books of our generation' The Times .
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At the same time, Bilbo puts on the ring and discovers its magical power. Pursuing the invisible Bilbo, Gollum inadvertently shows him the way out of the cave.
Bilbo has the opportunity to kill Gollum, but decides his invisibility is an unfair advantage and, instead, leaps over his head through the mouth of the cave.
After he is outside, Bilbo plans to go back and rescue his friends but finds they have escaped, too. He tells his tale and gains their respect.
Then they all run away from the Mountains, fearful of the Goblins. They are chased up into trees by Wargs, menacing wild wolves.
Gandalf chases the Wargs away, but the Wargs soon return with Goblins and try to smoke Bilbo and the dwarves out of the trees by setting fire to the forest. Bilbo and the dwarves are rescued by eagles, who fly them to their nest.
After spending the night in safety, they resume their travels east and Gandalf takes them to the house of Beorn, the skin-changer, who outfits them for the next leg of their journey, through the forest of Mirkwood. At the end of Chapter 7, Gandalf leaves them at the edge of Mirkwood, warning them not to stray from the path.
Gandalf does not reappear until the Battle of Five Armies near the end of the book. Bilbo and the dwarves travel through the forest and use a boat to cross an enchanted lake. They rescue Bombur, one of the thirteen dwarves, from a fall into the lake.
Hungry, they approach a party of feasting elves, but to no avail. Bilbo is captured by a spider, but fights his way free with the sword he took from the trolls; he names it Sting. Wearing the ring of invisibility, he frees the dwarves who have been bound in spiders' webs and reveals to them the secret of the ring. At the end of Chapter 8, Bilbo and the dwarves find that Thorin has been captured by elves, and in Chapter 9, all the dwarves are captured and thrown into the dungeon under the palace of the Elvenking.
Bilbo escapes this fate because he is wearing the ring that makes him invisible, and he wanders around the Elvenking's palace until he has developed a plan to free the dwarves. He hides them in empty wine barrels that are dropped through the floor of the palace and float down the river to Esgaroth or Lake-town. Bilbo and the dwarves spend some time in Lake-town, a town of men, but then move on and disembark near the Lonely Mountain.
Chapter 11 depicts the encounter with Smaug the dragon, the object of the journey. The travelers can see the door to Smaug's lair in the side of the Lonely Mountain, but they can't open it until Bilbo suddenly understands the clues in Thorin's map.
He sees Smaug the dragon sitting on the treasure hoard and, despite great fear, engages him in conversation and emerges with a cup he has stolen from the hoard. At this point, Bilbo becomes, in effect, the leader of the group. He re-enters Smaug's lair and steals the Arkenstone, the precious gem of the hoard.
In a vengeful rage, Smaug comes out of his lair and destroys the town of Esgaroth.
Bard, a Lake-town archer, kills Smaug. At this point, in Chapter 14, various groups begin to converge on the Lonely Mountain, because the treasure Smaug had guarded is now up for grabs. A few of them told me to read Harry Potter, but I got tired of those books.
Others told me to check out the Hunger Games series, but I thought it was meaningless. I spent 2 hours reading it and it was awesome. Best book ever. My classmates had a hard time understanding and so did I. There were no deeper meanings and it didn't make you think, excluding the part of the riddles. But I would expect this book to have made a bunch of metaphors and stuff like in the movie.
I like LOTR better than this so far. After Bilbo left Gollum, it got really really boring. But I'm imagining the movie part while I reading the book because it's awesome while imagining it. I have also read the whole of the Lord of the Rings twice and the Silmarillion once and loved them all. The Hobbit is my favorite book in the whole world. Overall I was disappointed when I read this.
My expectations were too high. A beautifully written book. It makes me want to live there! I am currentley on the fourth chapter of the book and I can't stop reading it!
Each chapter is beautifully written and the storyline is amazing! This is a book that when you get to the end you will remember all the characters and the story and it will leave you wanting more!
I highley recommend this book to anyone willing for an exciting adventure with some of Tolkien's best work! I watched the movie first and I prefer the book over the movie! It's also full of adventure and one of the best books I've read. I had to pick and read a book for my English class.