The Hobbit

Paperback | November 6, 2011

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

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The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this definitive paperback edition features nine illustrations and two maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, and a preface by Christopher Tolkien.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.

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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...

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The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this definitive paperback edition features nine illustrations and two maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, and a preface by Christopher Tolkien.Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. ...

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.01 inPublished:November 6, 2011Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0261103342

ISBN - 13:9780261103344

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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.

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'One of the best loved characters in English fiction. a marvellous fantasy adventure'Daily Mail'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls. an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax'The Observer'A flawless masterpiece'The Times