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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1989, Paperback)

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien | ISBN-10: 0395520215 | ISBN-13: 9780395520215

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Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo'alone and unaided'who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .

Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon - and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of the dark and dragon fire alone and unaided.

This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague. 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.

Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which first appeared on the literary scene in 1937, sets the stage for the epic trilogy that Tolkien was to write in the coming years. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

Tolkien's classic is splendidly illustrated in full color by noted artist Michael Hague.


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ISBN-100395520215
ISBN-139780395520215

Key Details
AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien
Number Of Pages304 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date1989-10-30
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Additional Details
Copyright Date1989
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight28.7 Oz
Height0.8 In.
Width7.8 In.
Length10 In.

Target Audience
GroupYoung Adult Audience
Grade FromSeventh Grade
Grade Toup
Age Range12 - UP

Classification Method
LCCN84-009023
Dewey DecimalFIC
Dewey Edition23

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Illustrated byMichael Hague

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"Warm and dusky colors predominate in the handsome full-color scenes--forty-eight in all, including five lavish spreads--that embellish this edition, which is also beautifully designed." Booklist, ALA

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The Hobbit my experience

Created: 11/03/10
I purchased this book for my grandson. I first read the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit when I was in High School in the early 60's. A friend of my father's brought the books back with him from England and gave them to me as a birthday present. Oh how I would like to have them in good shape today, Black Leather covers and the Works. This is probably the BEST fantasy book to be written in our time. It is the basis for most of the fantasy written in the last 45 years.
The characters have a personality, the land is "real" and the story holds your interest.
Over the years I have recommended the books to many and they have said they were never disappointed. Even those who did not always read well. The story is that engaging. Most know the story from the Movies, but reading the books are a chance to "go there" for a while. I have reread both books a number of times and find a "new" experince with each reading.
Thank you for your time.
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This Version of The Hobbit Is Excellent!

Created: 11/03/09
I was looking for an interesting, accessible version of THE HOBBIT for my middle school aged daughter who had been asking for ANY version. I saw the cover to this one and read the description which said the book had illustrations. I expected the illustrations to be black-and-white drawings and the type to be small, but I took a chance anyway. To my surprise, the type was larger and the pictures full-color. Very nice!
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Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Created: 20/01/09
The Hobbit has always been one of my all time favorite stories. This copy is special, as it is beautifully illustrated, larger in size for easier reading/handling regardless of age. I originally bought it for my grandsons and liked it so much I decided to keep it for myself. I ended up ordering 4 more copies, 1 for the grandsons and the others for nephews and friends.
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