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

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

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 too
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