The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | August 30, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Hobbit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ''there and back again''. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.19 in

Published: August 30, 2012

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007487282

ISBN - 13: 9780007487288

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Page Is A Gift I bought this book for my 6 years old supper reader. She examined all the beautiful illustrations on each page for about an hour when she first got the book. Now it is about 2 weeks, she is reading the book and enjoying the story, and still can't help but flip through the pages to look at the pictures again and again. The quality of the paper is excellent too. The book worth every penny we paid!
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved every page! A pleasure to read, I reccommend reading The Hobbit before the Lord of the Rings, and though its style is different from that of the Lord of the Rings, it's better that way, it eases the reader into a series not meant for light reading. It satisfies all of my expectations. The gift edition of the novel is nice to hold, a good size in terms of width, font size, etc., covered with fabric, but I've noticed that finger scratches can easily take off the ink from the cover and the back. Other than that, I'd say that it's worth buying over the paperback editions.
Date published: 2013-01-04

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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.19 in

Published: August 30, 2012

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007487282

ISBN - 13: 9780007487288

From the Publisher

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ''there and back again''. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

About the Author

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as attested to by, among other works, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse:English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Hos latest work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was never before published. It was written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920's and 1930's before The Lord of the Rings.