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ISBN-10: 0395873460
Format: Book, Trade Cloth ISBN-13: 9780395873465
Publication Year: 1997 Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Language: English ISBN: 9780395873465

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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 gift edition, with new watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee, celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the first publication in 1937.

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.

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 gift edition celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first publication in 1937. Illustrated by Alan Lee, the book features 25 watercolor paintings and 38 black-and-white drawings.

This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. 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.


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ISBN-100395873460
ISBN-139780395873465

Key Details
AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien
Number Of Pages320 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date1997-09-19
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Additional Details
Copyright Date1994
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight41.4 Oz
Height1 In.
Width7.8 In.
Length10 In.

Target Audience
GroupYoung Adult Audience
Grade FromSeventh Grade
Age Range12

Classification Method
LCCN98-102207
LC Classification NumberPZ7.T5744Ho 1997
Dewey Decimal823.912
Dewey Edition23

Contributors
Illustrated byAlan Lee

Reviews
"A flawless masterpiece."

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


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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. Now, in 1997, this special new edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic.

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This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. 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.

Author Biography

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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  • ISBN 0395873460
  • ISBN-13 9780395873465
  • Title The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
  • Author J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Format Hardcover
  • Year 1997
  • Pages 289
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • Dimensions7.9 in. x 1.1 in. x 10 in.
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