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The Hobbit|J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit : Or There and Back Again
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In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. This beautiful hardcover features cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780547953830
  • ISBN-10: 0547953836
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17