Hobbit (Essential Modern Classics Edition)

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byJRR Tolkien

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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+

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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 ...

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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 a...

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 an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.63 × 5.08 × 1.02 inPublished:March 26, 1999Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006754023

ISBN - 13:9780006754022

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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.