How Long to Read The Hobbit

By J.R.R. Tolkien

How Long Does it Take to Read The Hobbit?

It takes the average reader 4 hours and 9 minutes to read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy... 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 and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

How long is The Hobbit?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is 245 pages long, and a total of 62,475 words.

This makes it 83% the length of the average book. It also has 76% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read The Hobbit Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 5 hours and 41 minutes to read The Hobbit aloud.

What Reading Level is The Hobbit?

The Hobbit is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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