The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe).
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The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats - the hobbit was fond of visitors. The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill - The Hill, as all the people for many miles round called it - and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side and then on another
A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving, unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written for Professor Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit. met with instant acclaim when published. It is a complete and marvellous tale in itself, but it also forms a prelude to.
But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home.
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The Hobbit" is the 1977 animated adaption by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass of Tolkien's 1937 prelude to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Twenty-five years after this adventure, Bilbo's cousin and heir Frodo is born, and he becomes the chief protagonist in "The Lord of the Rings . Rankin/Bass came back to Tolkien in 1979 with "The Return of the King," and The Last Unicorn is another notable CED title that features their work.
|Martin Shaw Reads The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien|
- Adapted By (text) – Edward Leeson
- Read By – Martin Shaw
NotesContinuing on from Part 1
4 TAPES: ABRIDGED
6 HOURS LISTENING
© George Allen and Unwin (Publishers) Ltd, 1937, 1951, 1966, 1978
℗ HarperCollins Audio Books, London, United Kingdom 1993
Manufactured in the UK
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