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The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
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Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him... show more
Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him out of house and home, and induce him to join them on a perilous quest to steal a dragon's treasure. Along the way, he picks up a golden ring with the power to turn the wearer invisible; this ring will turn out to be central to the later volumes. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a serious epic about the nature of good and evil, written in highly formal language and intended for adults, this earlier work is considerably lighter in tone and clearly directed toward a younger audience, having sprung out of the stories that Tolkien used to tell his own children.

Features Thror’s Map and the Map of Wilderland on the first and last pages. Includes five colour illustrations by Tolkien in addition to the eight standard black and white illustrations coloured by H.E. Riddett.

Christopher Tolkien’s Foreword reproduces two pages from the manuscript of The Hobbit, together with six further illustrations and several extracts from letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Leather-bound numbered, limited edition of 500 copies – the first 100 of which were signed by Christopher Tolkien.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780044400912 (0044400918)
Publisher: Unwin Hyman
Edition language: English
Series: Middle-Earth Universe
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Dreamer and Daydreamer
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4.0 The Hobbit
The Hobbit has always been one of those books I've always thought I should read. I've been wanting to get into Tolkien's work for a long time before I caved and finally bought The Hobbit on the Kindle store. I should have gotten a paper copy. This is something I don't think about a lot or rather, I ...
Ernesto Rafael Santana's Book Blog
Ernesto Rafael Santana's Book Blog rated it
5.0 The Hobbit
Sin duda una gran obra del maestro J. R. R. Tolkien; quien tuvo esa forma de narrar única y muy creativa, que te engancha desde sus primeras páginas, creo que es una obra "obligada" para los que se quieren iniciar en este tipo de literatura (Fantasía Épica o Heroica) y contemporánea. Mejor que la pe...
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4.0 The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most famous tales in all literature, beloved by children and adults since first published in 1937. The most delightful illustration of Jemima Catlin enhances this particular edition (2013) of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins throu...
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5.0 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
With the many fantasy books on the market these days, it is easy to forget where it all started. Reading Tolkien for me is like going home. The Hobbit was one of the first fantasy stories I read, so it may have an unfair advantage on my sensibilities. But I believe the characters, the action, the de...
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4.5 Ebook version
I made all the teachers laugh in the prep room. I said I had 4000 kindle books, and I couldn't find anything to read. See, I wanted to read this. Thankfully, when Jackson released the Hobbit movies, this kindle version was on sale for under $2. I figured why not. I don't usually double buy unless y...
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