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The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

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ISBN13: 9780618002214
ISBN10: 0618002219
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Marcus, April 27, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
Wonderful book! I just loved this book; it is my eyes better than The Lords Of The Rings Series. It is full of action and brilliantly described only as Tolkien could do. If you have not read this book you are truly missing out on a classic.
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Elana F., January 17, 2007 (view all comments by Elana F.)
This is an amazing story about a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who goes out of his way to help a dwarven friend. Intelligently spun characters along with culture shaped locations help bring this heart-warming tale to life. A fabulous book worthy of repetitive reads.
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simsanta123, October 25, 2006 (view all comments by simsanta123)
This book rocks!! Finally, a masterpiece. The adventure is superb, and the narrative is cool. The hobbit became my favourite character in just 2 chapters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618002214
Subtitle:
Or There and Back Again
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Notes by:
Anderson, Douglas A.
Author:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Anderson, Douglas A.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Middle Earth
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. 3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lord of the Rings
Series Volume:
99-8
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.14x5.47x.72 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 288 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618002214 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A flawless masterpiece."
"Review" by , "All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts."
"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.
"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.
 
This deluxe hardcover edition of The Hobbit contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkiens own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.
 
 
"Synopsis" by ,
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy

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.

"Synopsis" by ,
This deluxe edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkiens own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.

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."

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