Discovering the Hidden Meaning of "The Hobbit". Joseph Pearce goes beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discovers the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel "The Hobbit". Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey as well. It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to Divine Providence and Grace. Paperback. 120 pages. Originally $13.00!