The Hobbit

by Michael Hague, 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. Presented in the standard hardcover edition using the author's original jacket design.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395520215
  • ISBN-10: 0395520215
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication Date: 10/30/1989
  • Carton Quantity: 16

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  • About the Book
    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.

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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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