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Learn more about The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0544164229
ISBN-13: 9780544164222
Sku: 250075084
Publish Date: 11/5/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  18 to UP
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J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy?now available in a movie tie-in edition paperback.|
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.

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

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.

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." - Anne T. Eaton 03/13/1938

"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 the century." - W. H. Auden 10/31/1954

Product Attributes

Product attributeAuthor:   Tolkien, J. R. R.
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   320
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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