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The Hobbit - 75th Anniversary Edition

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | May 30, 1996 | Trade Paperback

4.7075 out of 5 rating. 106 Reviews

'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 travelling any further than his pantry or his 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 a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo is most reluctant to take part in this quest, but he surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar!

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, 'The Hobbit' met with instant success when published in 1937. It has sold many millions of copies worldwide and has established itself as "one of the most influential books of our generation" 'The Times'.

"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them"
'Sunday Times'

"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax"
'Observer'

"A flawless masterpiece"
'The Times'

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: May 30, 1996

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103342

ISBN - 13: 9780261103344

Found in: Fantasy

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The Hobbit - 75th Anniversary Edition

The Hobbit - 75th Anniversary Edition

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: May 30, 1996

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261103342

ISBN - 13: 9780261103344

From the Publisher

'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 travelling any further than his pantry or his 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 a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo is most reluctant to take part in this quest, but he surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar!

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, 'The Hobbit' met with instant success when published in 1937. It has sold many millions of copies worldwide and has established itself as "one of the most influential books of our generation" 'The Times'.

"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them"
'Sunday Times'

"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax"
'Observer'

"A flawless masterpiece"
'The Times'

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognised as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is best known as the creator of Middle-Earth and author of the classic works The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. His books are translated into over 24 languages and have sold many millions of copies world-wide. He was awarded a CBE, and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University in 1972. He died in 1973 at the age of 81.

From Our Editors

Will Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, be able to raid the treasure hoard of the large and dangerous dragon Smaug the Magnificent? Living comfortably in his hobbit-hole - until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return - Bilbo finds courage and sets out on an amazing journey. The Hobbit is a timeless work of fiction by master fantasist J.R.R. Tolkien.

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