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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

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ISBN13: 9780395071229
ISBN10: 0395071224
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The timeless classic presented in the standard hardcover edition using the author's original jacket design.

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. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

Review:

"It is written with a quiet humor and the logical detail in which children take delight." Horn Book Guide

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.

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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Parmathule, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by Parmathule)
The Hobbit and I go way back. I first read it the summer I turned 15, and have been reading it again and again ever since. It is not my favorite of Tolkien’s works; I prefer the more serious and, admittedly, ponderous Lord of the Rings. But this is where it all started, and it’s a wonderful tale of adventure. I read it most recently in anticipation of the premiere of Peter Jackson’s film version. Although I feel Jackson had to be the one to make this film, I will also confess to disappointment that he did not adhere more closely to his source material, which is perfect just the way it is.
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yellowearthmonkey, January 8, 2013 (view all comments by yellowearthmonkey)
My favorite story of all time. The one that began it all. No need to say more except that if you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and read The Hobbit!
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Tim Lewis, December 12, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
The Hobbit is a glorious tale of adventure written for children but it can be enjoyed by everyone. With today’s shorter attention spans it might be boring to some people, or seem childish because of its intended audience, however The Hobbit makes the reader take a second look at taking risks and enjoying life. It speaks volumes about the corruption of riches while decrying war and its horrors. In spite of its flaws, I can’t help but love The Hobbit and recommend everyone read it. Try reading it out loud to someone, preferably a child, and the magic it contains will more readily reveal itself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395071229
Subtitle:
Or There and Back Again
Author:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
75
Publication Date:
January 1938
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.48 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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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. Presented in the standard hardcover edition using the author's original jacket design.
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