The Hobbit

Paperback | June 26, 2012

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

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The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.A timeless classic.Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J. R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, 'The Hobbit'. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction.

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The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.A timeless classic.Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his servic...

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007458428

ISBN - 13:9780007458424

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Unforgettable story, and a great prequel to the Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Tolkien has always been my favorite author and The Hobbit was my first read by him. I first read this book when I was ten and now I reread it at least once a year. 20 pages in and you're already on the classic adventure to slay a dragon and regain a lost treasure. Would recommend this to anyone, young or old!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This book will never get too old, I love the Hobbit world!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic fantasy tale I read this book for the first time 30 years ago, and I think I've read it 30 times since. There's lots of adventure, but also a certain amount of whimsy from a narrator with a sense of humor. A great book for adults and kids alike.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've read it twice! I loved this book! There's so much goodness in it! I might read it a third time!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tolkien Starter Book My review pertains to the edition with the ISBN of 9780007458424. This paperback edition is great for starting someone Tolkien, be it yourself or someone you're buying for. It's paperback, but of decent quality. The cover art is quite sharp, and the chapter illustrations are lovely as well. Should you (or person you're buying for) wish to get additional Tolkien titles, most paperback editions should line up well with this one on the shelf.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Classic Received this book as a gift when i was a kid and i treasured it ever since. Great gift
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic fantasy #plumreview Not as epic as LOTR, but in some ways it's the better for it. A tighter and more concise story.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic While not as grand as LOTR, I enjoyed reading this more. It started as a bedtime story for his kids, and I look forward to reading it my kids as a bed time story as soon as they get a little older. This maybe the perfect book.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Swell of Love For This Book Well, THAT was quite a fun adventure; magnificent story! Need I go on? All I can say is that I swelled with emotion as it came to end. I'm most delighted, though, at least the tale has just begun! ;)
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forget the movie This is an amazing book, for all ages!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic One of the most fantastic stories ever written. I loved it to bits.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved every single chapter of it. Like every novel from Tolkien, it is completely immersive. It can get a bit of getting used to if you're not familiar with his technique of story telling. But it's an incredible story.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story This book is way better than the movies. This work is fun and enjoyable to read and i cannot recommend it enough
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Can honestly say this book changed my life for the better, what an amazing story and I will always be grateful to it for introducing me to the world of fantasy.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet and interesting book Bilbo has honestly changed my life. Great story. You should read it!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I must read for any book lover. Short by sweet!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my fav books My dad read this to me when I was little and I have read it several times over my life and it never gets old. I love it. So much better then movie
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable I love this book. Do not base this book off the movie, the movies pale in comparison. I originally read the graphic novel, but this is wonderful too!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT I love this book! a great start to the Lord of the rings
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book this book is funny and interesting to read.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book!! I liked the length of this book.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Something everyone should read
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life-Changing Reading this was without a shadow of doubt the best decision I ever made regarding a book. It introduced me to the wonderful world of fantasy as well as the life-changing series, the Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fantastic introduction to a classic fantasy series! A great introduction. Reads a bit more like a children's story, which makes it ideal to introduce young ones into the realm of Tolkien.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Edition to Gift This edition I definitely recommend using for gifting purposes. It's paperback, and pretty decent in terms of quality and price. The chapter illustrations are quite lovely, and the size dimensions should match well with most paperback editions of The Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Enjoyed this book, had to read it in school.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adventure for young and old I've read this book a few times and there is always a hid gem waiting for me. If you like a story about a journey, this is the book for you.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Alright Couldn't get into the book; ended up putting it down half way through
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adventurous Treasure Hunt! This book is a classic fantasy treasure hunt with all manner of magical creatures. It is entertaining, adventure-filled and action packed! I enjoy this book every time I read it. I recommend it to children and adults alike!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable This book really changed my life after my daughter introduced me to the beautiful series. The movies along with all the books were brilliant and I loved everything aspect of the story. I am so thankful I could have read this, I recommend evryone no matter what kinds of literature they like to read this at least once.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining and full of adventure!!!! I read this book and the same edition when I was younger. It is very entertaining and is perfect for kids that like to read. Consider purchasing the entire bundle, as it is a bit of a better buy.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Tolkien's work on my blog at: http://8bookcases.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-hobbit-by-jrr-tolkien.html
Date published: 2012-11-11

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Editorial Reviews

'The greatest children's book ever written. Funny, frightening, dense with detail and gloriously vivid, it is the one adventure story every eight-year-old should have.'Amanda Craig, 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