The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Paperback)
 
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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Paperback)

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    In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfo......more

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!

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.

Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Audience:
Young adult
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
320
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:
08/15/2002
Copyright Year:
1966
ISBN:
9780618260300
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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  • Bilbo at his best

    A great story that is very easy to read in two or three days. Every chapter is put together with an enticing style that keeps you reading for more. This book is essential reading for fans of Lord of The Rings, as it gives some historical concepts that put the book in its correct context. This book is suitable for any age and can be passed down from generation to generation. Well worth the small price, great reading material for a snowy and/or wet day out, as you really get lost in the book.

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