The Hobbit (2002 Edition) : Or There and Back Again (Paperback)

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Best JRR Tolkien Book

by Jeff on 1/11/2012

This is easily my favorite J.R.R Tolkien book. I like it a lot more then the Lord of the Rings series. It is more of a self contained adventure which I like. No one is out to save the world it’s just a Hobbit and some Dwarves going on a quest. I definitely recommend this. The style of Tolkien may be a bit hard to read but it’s really great to read a well written fantasy novel. Read More

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The remarkable prelude to "The Lord of the Rings"--newly rejacketed for young readers with art by the author. This edition includes a teaser chapter from "The Fellowship of the Ring." Illustrations. (Available now)

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618260300
SKU 30988443
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618260307
Release Date 9/1/2002
Sales Rank 4846
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 1T
Praise
"Seventeen years ago there appeared, without any fanfare, a book called "The Hobbit" which in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of this century."
"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them."
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First Line "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 eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
Annotation Bilbo Baggins leaves the Shire on a great adventure with a troop of stalwart companions and, along the way, meets a dragon. This is one of the classic books of fantasy literature.
Annotation 2 This 1937 fantasy is the prequel, or "prelude" to the classic epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him out of house and home, and induce him to join them on a perilous quest to steal a dragon's treasure. Along the way, he picks up a golden ring with the power to turn the wearer invisible; this ring will turn out to be central to the later volumes. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a serious epic about the nature of good and evil, written in highly formal language and intended for adults, this earlier work is considerably lighter in tone and clearly directed toward a younger audience, having sprung out of the stories that Tolkien used to tell his own children. However, that does not and has not prevented adults the world over from enjoying THE HOBBIT.
Editors Note A newly rejacketed edition of the classic tale chronicles the adventures of the inhabitants of Middle-earth and of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who brought home to The Shire the One Ring of Power.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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