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J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his p...Read more
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1999 paperback copy of The Hobbit.
Looking forward to reading The Hobbit. It was one of those books I never got around to reading.
The book is in good condition, with just a little wear. Great for taking...Read more
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The Hobbit
You have to like this genre...storyline is classic good v. evil, setting is romantic and idyllic, and the best part is that the story leads into 3 more stories. A great fantas...Read more

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J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy 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.

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children's book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations 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.

J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon , Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise.

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole by a wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of a large and very dangerous dragon. Illustrations.


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ISBN-100618002219
ISBN-139780618002214

Key Details
AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien
Number Of Pages288 pages
SeriesEdition 001 Ser.
FormatPaperback
Publication Date1999-09-15
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Additional Details
Copyright Date1999
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight9.9 Oz
Height0.6 In.
Width5.5 In.
Length8.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Grade FromNinth Grade
Age Range14

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Dewey Decimal[Fic]
Dewey Edition21

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"A flawless masterpiece."

"All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbitto their hearts." Horn Book Guide "A flawless masterpiece." The Times of London


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1999 paperback copy of The Hobbit.

Created: 01/03/08
Looking forward to reading The Hobbit. It was one of those books I never got around to reading.
The book is in good condition, with just a little wear. Great for taking around with me as I drive my father (83) around to all his appointmets. The book is a nice compact size and will fit nicely into my cavernous bag.
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The Hobbit

Created: 09/03/07
You have to like this genre...storyline is classic good v. evil, setting is romantic and idyllic, and the best part is that the story leads into 3 more stories. A great fantasy!
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Wonderful adventure

Created: 02/02/11
This was an adventure I did want to go on, unlike Bilbo, and I'm glad I did. There are many other "Middle-Earth" adventures to experience and I'm still in the process of doing that including the Silmarillion and the Children Of Hurin. Next is the Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth.
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1999)

Created: 12/07/09
I have always enjoyed this book everytime I have read it. I can never seem to keep a copy around and when I found out that my GrandDaughter was going to need this for her upcoming school year I jumped on the opportunity for her to have her own copy.
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Another great book

Created: 26/01/09
Story is amazing. Once you start the book you can't put it down. Will be a classic forever. A must read for people who have read any of the other books.
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