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ISBN13: 9780618150823
ISBN10: 061815082x
Condition: Student Owned
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J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition:

If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) — if you do not already know all about these things — much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.

Review:

"A flawless masterpiece." The Times (London)

Review:

"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times (London)

Review:

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

Review:

"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls...an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax." Observer (London)

Synopsis:

"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.

Synopsis:

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning childrens book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
 
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.

Synopsis:

From J.R.R. Tolkiens own description for the original edition:

“If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. . . . In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did)—if you do not already know all about these things—much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.” Featuring stunning new cover art by Caldecott Honor winning childrens book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is, however, best known for his extraordinary works of fiction including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.

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oombaga, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by oombaga)
After a first reading at the tender age of nine, I have revisited this book regularly over the years since.

It never fails to delight.

Reading it in different languages affords insights into the uniqueness of time and locality �" as a text commonly available in several versions, it is most useful in this respect.

I enjoy the images evoked by my early and recent readings to the extent that late overtly visual interpretations seem destined to disappoint. The Hobbit movie? No, thanks.
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gft, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by gft)
Loved this book!! What an amazing adventure to inspire your imagination!!
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Joebobjones, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Joebobjones)
Honestly, what can be said about The Hobbit other than it is a perennial classic, and personally is the first book I read as a child which truly inspired my love of reading and of fantasy. It is light, humorous, engrossing, and quick, an excellent bedtime book. I don't mention this just because of the release of the film, but it doesn't hurt to bring people to the book who never have lost themselves in it. It is a dangerous gateway book to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and for those so inclined, deeper tomes like The Silmarillion. Also, reading The Hobbit aloud to children is a rare treat, or to friends when you are in an, um, altered state. If you have never read this delightful classic fantasy, do yourself the favor of grabbing it off the rack at Powell's.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618150823
Author:
Tolkien, J.r.
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Illustrator:
Sis, Peter
Illustrations by:
Sis, Peter
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Sis, Peter
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lord of the Rings
Series Volume:
84-5
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 0.56 in 0.74 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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The Hobbit Used Trade Paper
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Product details 352 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618150823 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A flawless masterpiece."
"Review" by , "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them."
"Review" by , "All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts."
"Review" by , "A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls...an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax."
"Synopsis" by ,
"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.
"Synopsis" by ,
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning childrens book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
 
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
From J.R.R. Tolkiens own description for the original edition:

“If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. . . . In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did)—if you do not already know all about these things—much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.” Featuring stunning new cover art by Caldecott Honor winning childrens book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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