The Hobbit Or There and Back Again (Hardcover)

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A nice edition

on 4/22/2013

A must have for any Tolkien Collector. Attractive and not your typical edition. It is however, on the a bit on flimsy side. If you are just looking for a reading copy, a different edition might be more suitable. Read More

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Product Overview

Tolkien''s classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy is now available in a deluxe pocket edition with leatherette cover.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780544045521
SKU 232571425
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0544045521
Release Date 10/30/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.25H x 4.75L x 1T
Praise
"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."
"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."
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Annotation 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 mission 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 Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0300
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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A nice edition on Apr 22, 2013

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