The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien


"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.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547951973
  • ISBN-10: 0547951973
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication Date: 02/15/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 1

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  • About the Book

    Now a major motion picture

    A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

     

    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.

    “A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

    Subjects

    Fantasy & Magic

    Related Subjects

    Common Core Recommended Tolkien

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    "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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