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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Hardcover)

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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.
The timeless classic presented in the standard hardcover edition using the author's original jacket design.
J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."


ISBN 9780395071229
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Format Hardcover
Pages 255
Publisher Date 1938-01-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year 1997
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.9 lb
Language English
Subtitle Or There and Back Again
Edition Detail Reprint, Revised
Audience Young adult
Authors Tolkien, J. R. R.

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  • The Hobbit

    Product was just what I expected. The time it took to ship and make the trip was totally unacceptable. Use Amazon instead.

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  • Beautiful Edition Of "The Hobbit"

    This is a very handsome edition of "The Hobbit" and a facsimile first edition. Tolkien's original illustrations are used and these add a charm to the work, and the best "feel" for this book. "The Hobbit" has been reproduced by various artists (probably hundreds of times over the years) but this is a favourite edition. On Overstock you're not paying much more for this hardback than you would for a paperback, and the few extra $$ is worth it for this keepsake edition of "The Hobbit". The format of the book is perfect for gift-giving to a child, to form part of his or her own library library as they grow. "The Hobbit" can be re-read and enjoyed for years to come. ~~ Crowblog

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