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The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Hobbit is a fantasy classic that tells of the story of Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who is happily leading a quiet and unremarkable life in the Shire. Fate has other plans for Bilbo, however, and he ends up embarking on a dangerous and magical journey that changes the course of his life forever.
When the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves unexpectedly require his help to act as a burglar, Bilbo finds himself entering the mountain of Erebor and stealing from the dragon Smaug's treasure-packed lair. The unlikely crew comes up against many dangers along the way, and Bilbo discovers more about himself and how great an impact even the smallest beings can have than he ever thought possible.

The Hobbit Summary

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

First published in 1937, Tolkien's adventurous, fantastic, action-packed tale has remained widely loved by readers young and old throughout the globe.
The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of The Rings trilogy and won a prize, awarded by the New York Herald Tribune, for the best juvenile story of the season in 1938. The Lord of the Rings won the International Fantasy Award at the 15th World Science Fiction Convention.
You should read this book if…
  • You crave escapism and to be drawn into a vivid, magical fantasy world with incredible characters who you'll become completely attached to
  • You are new to fantasy and want to read a firmly established classic in the genre
  • You love tales full of adventure, battles, obstacles, and a genuine hero

The Hobbit Reviews

'The greatest children's book ever written... Funny, frightening, dense with detail and gloriously vivid, it is the one adventure story every eight-year-old should have.'
Amanda Craig, The Times

'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.'
Sunday Times

'A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax.'

About J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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