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Hobbit (Essential Modern Classics Edition)

by JRR Tolkien

March 26, 1999 | Trade Paperback

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The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold.

A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving and unambitious hobbit. Filled with encounters with trolls, goblins, elves, giant spiders, riddles and the discovery of a Ring, this wonderful story also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

Ages 12+

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.63 × 5.08 × 1.02 in

Published: March 26, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006754023

ISBN - 13: 9780006754022

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Hobbit (Essential Modern Classics Edition)

by JRR Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.63 × 5.08 × 1.02 in

Published: March 26, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006754023

ISBN - 13: 9780006754022

From the Publisher

The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold.

A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving and unambitious hobbit. Filled with encounters with trolls, goblins, elves, giant spiders, riddles and the discovery of a Ring, this wonderful story also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

Ages 12+

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father?s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures. His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward?s School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shone in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called The Book of Lost Tales but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion. In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that t
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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, and essential pre-reading for his epic The Lord of the Rings.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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