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An Unexpected Party is the first chapter of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.

PlotEdit

Hobbits are introduced, and Bilbo Baggins receives a visit from the wizard Gandalf. The next day, Gandalf returns with thirteen Dwarves. After eating, they discuss the recovery of the treasure that the dragon Smaug took from Erebor, and Bilbo is hired as their "burglar," despite his protests.

SummaryEdit

The hobbit Bilbo Baggins of the Shire meets Gandalf the Wizard for the first time at Bilbo's home. Bilbo recognizes Gandalf when the wizard mentions Bilbo's mother, Belladonna Took. Gandalf invites Bilbo to go on a journey, but Bilbo declines. Gandalf leaves, but unknown to Bilbo, Gandalf places a mark on his newly-painted door.

The next day, as Bilbo is about to have his lunch, the doorbell rings. He assumes it's Gandalf, but a dwarf named Dwalin immediately makes his way inside the house. Not wanting to be rude, Bilbo welcomes him despite not knowing him. After a few moments, more dwarves begin to arrive. When everyone is present, Gandalf finally arrives with the leader, Thorin Oakenshield.

Gandalf volunteers Bilbo to be the Company's "burglar", something Bilbo instantly refuses. As Bilbo protests, Gandalf brings out a map of the Lonely Mountain with a secret entrance. He shows Thorin the key to the entrance, but no one knows how to find it. When Bilbo demands of their objective, Thorin states that his grandfather was once the King under the Mountain. He had a great love for treasure and it attracted unwanted attention: the dragon Smaug. The dragon attacked and claimed the Lonely Mountain as his own, forcing Thorin and what was left of his people in exile.

Although conflicted, Bilbo decides to remain at home, while Thorin and his Company announce they will leave the following morning. Bilbo goes to sleep and has troubled dreams throughout the night.

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Species and creatures Locations Factions, groups and titles
Events Objects and artifacts Miscellanea

Characters

Dramatis personae

Other characters

Species and creatures

Locations

Events

  • Gandalf meets Bilbo Baggins
  • Bilbo Baggins meets Thorin and his Company

Objects and artifacts

Sting, Glamdring, Orcrist.


Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

In Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Thorin doesn't arrive along with Bombur, Bofur and Bifur. He arrives on his own, later that night, claiming to have been lost, twice.

Songs and VersesEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans 'N Onverwagse Partytjie
Amharic አንድ ያልተጠበቀ ፓርቲ
Arabic والحزب غير متوقع
Armenian Անսպասելի կուսակցությունը
Azerbaijani Gözlənilməz Tərəf
Belerusian Cyrillic Нечаканае партыя
Bengali একটি অপ্রত্যাশিত পার্টি
Bosnian Neočekivana Zabava
Bulgarian Cyrillic Неочаквана страна
Cambodian គណបក្សដែលមិនបានរំពឹងទុក
Catalan Un Partit Inesperat
Chinese 意外的聚会
Croatian Neočekivana Stranka
Czech Neočekávané Strana
Danish En Uventet Fest
Dutch Een Onverwachte Partij
Esperanto Neatendita Partio
Estonian Ootamatu Poole
Filipino Isang hindi inaasahang partido
Finnish Odottamaton Osapuoli
French Une Soirée Parti
Galician Unha Festa Inesperada
Georgian მოულოდნელი პარტიის
German Ein Unerwartetes Partei
Greek Μια απροσδόκητη Κόμμα
Gujarati એક અણધારી પાર્ટી
Hebrew מסיבה בלתי צפויה
Hindi एक अप्रत्याशित पार्टी
Hungarian Váratlan Fél
Icelandic Óvænt Veisla
Indonesian Partai Tak Terduga
Irish Gaelic Páirtí gan choinne
Italian Un Partito Imprevisto
Japanese 予期せぬパーティー
Kannada ಅನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಪಕ್ಷದ
Kazakh Cyrillic Күтпеген Тарап
Korean 예기치 않은 파티
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Күтүлбөгөн партия
Laotian ທີ່ບໍ່ຄາດຄິດພັກ
Latvian Negaidīts Partija
Lithuanian Netikėta Šalis
Macedonian Cyrillic Неочекуван партија
Malay Pihak yang tidak dijangka
Maltese Parti Mhux Mistennija
Marathi एक अनपेक्षित पार्टी
Mongolian Cyrillic Гэнэтийн нам
Nepalese अनपेक्षित पार्टी
Norwegian En Uventet Fest
Pashto نامتوقع ګوند
Persian یک حزب غیر منتظره
Polish Niezwykła Impreza
Portuguese Uma Festa Inesperada
Punjabi ਇੱਕ ਅਚਾਨਕ ਪਾਰਟੀ
Romanian O Parte Neașteptată
Russian Нежданные гости
Scottish Gaelic Pàrtaidh an ris Nach Robh Sùil
Serbian Ан Унекпецтед партија (Cyrillic) Parti za Neočekivane (Latin)
Sindhi هڪ اڻڄاتل پارٽي
Sinhalese අනපේක්ෂිත පක්ෂය
Slovak Neočakávané Strana
Slovenian Nepričakovane Stranka
Swahili Chama Isiyotarajiwa
Swedish En Oväntad Parti
Tajik Cyrillic Як ҳизби ногаҳонӣ
Tamil ஒரு எதிர்பாராத கட்சி
Telugu ఊహించని పార్టీ
Thai พรรคที่ไม่คาดคิด
Turkish Beklenmedik Bir Parti
Ukrainian Cyrillic несподіване партія
Urdu ایک غیر متوقع پارٹی
Uzbek Бир Кутилмаган Партия (Cyrillic) Bir Kutilmagan Partiya (Latin)
Vietnamese Một Đảng bất ngờ
Welsh Mae Parti Annisgwyl
Yiddish אַ אומגעריכט פּאַרטיי

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