The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

The Lord of the Rings #0

J.R.R. Tolkien

300 pages first pub 1937 (editions)

fiction classics fantasy middle grade adventurous lighthearted medium-paced

Description

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf...

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Community Reviews Summary of 108,171 reviews

Moods

adventurous 98%
lighthearted 50%
funny 40%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 21%
mysterious 17%
relaxing 15%
emotional 12%
tense 11%
challenging 7%
dark 5%
reflective 4%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 22%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 53% | A mix: 41% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 43% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.15

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