The Dickens Universe is held annually at the Univertsity of Santa Cruz. As part of this year’s activities, people are asked to provide their favorite passage from Dickens’s works. Here is a link to Peter’s reading from Little Dorrit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypLDOJ3n_M&t=5s
We’ve added podcasts of the Hobbit on the page marked Podcast. Please visit the Podcast page to hear Peter reading the Hobbit.
J.R.R. Tolkien began what would become the Hobbit after experiencing the horrors of the First World War.Initially, he began the book as a way to entertain his children, but he soon realized that it appealed topeople of all ages as a tale of an unadventurous little person whose courage helped him survive a series ofsometimes fearsome adventures. As we face an uncertain time, I hope the example of an unassuming hobbitnamed Bilbo Baggins can inspire each of us to face the future with courage and humility.