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Learn more about The Hobbit (75th Anniversary Pocket Edition):

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0547928246
ISBN-13: 9780547928241
Sku: 230632593
Publish Date: 9/18/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.5H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  300
Edition Number:  75
Age Range:  16 to UP
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Tolkien''s classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogyNnow available in a pocket edition hardcover. "The Hobbit" tells of the grand adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a band of dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.
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This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J. R. R. Tolkien himself. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

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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.

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"Seventeen years ago ther appeared, without any fanfare, a book called THE HOBBIT which in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of the century." - W. H. Auden 10/31/1954

"This is one of the most freshly original and delightfully imaginative books for children that have appeared in many a long day. [A] glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible....All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take THE HOBBIT to their hearts." - Anne T. Eaton 03/13/1938

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeEdition:   0075
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0300
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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