The Hobbit

Illustrator Peter Sis
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 18, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Hobbit is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien''s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

Published: September 18, 2012

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 054792822X

ISBN - 13: 9780547928227

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait After many years of watching my brother eat up the writings of Tolkien I finally picked up and devoured The Hobbit. What an experience! With every page the adventure thickens and just when you think the action can't get more intense - it does! Not only does this book cater to the fantasy crowd, it also appeals to the reader who is looking for a warm, coming of age type book. To witness poor, green Bilbo's push into the unknown, and unwanted, world beyond the Shire allows the reader to relate to the trepidation, anxiety, and exhiliration that accompanies each step of this journey. Why I waited so long to finally read this masterpiece? I don't know. But it was definitely worth the wait!
Date published: 2001-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkein spins a masterful tale of fantastical adventure, whimsical characters and wonderously detailed settings in his prelude to The Lord of the Rings. This classic is for nearly everyone, but be prepared for lots of description and difficult to remember names, at which Tolkein is king.
Date published: 2001-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hobbit The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is an excellent book that can be enjoyed by adult or teenager. The book will take you to the first journey adventure of Mr. Bilbo Baggins helping his employer (dwarves) to reclaim their treasure and their kingdom from Smaug the nasty dragon. This is the book that you have to read from start to end non stop. It is full of life and it will take you along the journey with Mr. Baggins and dwarves. I send one copy to my nephew and niece therefore I can share with them. I hope other people realize what are they missing if they did not read The Hobbit.
Date published: 2000-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hobbit This book is a book full of wonderful songs, riddles and tales. Not only is this book about hobbits, but is filled with lots of other interesting creatures, such as: elves, orcs, goblins, wizards, dragons, dwarves, etc. The Hobbit is filled with a variety of different magical objects that take a big turn when the main character (Bilbo Baggins) uses them. The book isn't too long (about 250 pages), unfortunately, so children (not too young) could enjoy it as much as I. I read a lot of books and deeply recomend you all to read this book since it is one of my favourites. After reading this book you should move on to "The Lord of the Rings" which is also very good. It is a trilogy and the sequel to the hobbit. Always remember, never judge a book by the first couple pages. Thank you for reading my review of The Hobbit.
Date published: 2000-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hobbit an Exellent Choice The Hobbit is an excellent choice for a passtime book for you and your kids. It isn't recomended for very young kids at the age of 1-10. Though alot of friends of mine liked it too, except my mother who said it was hard for her to follow, which is why it really isn't recomended for young kids. It's found in the fiction/fantasy section in your nearest bookstore. The book is very exciting has lots of adventure and the characters are perfectly explained, though I am a 14 year old boy and I read it, it's an amazing book and i'm sure anyone who reads it will enjoy it! Especially those who like adventure for the mind I would recommend you purchase this book.
Date published: 2000-07-27

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The Hobbit

Illustrator Peter Sis
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

Published: September 18, 2012

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 054792822X

ISBN - 13: 9780547928227

About the Book

"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, "The Hobbit" is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien''s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most freshly original and delightfully imaginative books for children that have appeared in many a long day... The Hobbit is a glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irrestible... All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts" The New York Times Book Review
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