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The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again

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The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again Cover

 

Staff Pick

I know, I know... The Hobbit is everywhere this year. But I'm totally jumping on the bandwagon! Squeee! This awesome edition contains the original text, but the book size has been shrunk down so you can handily carry it with you, soothing your hyperventilation until the movie comes out (maybe that's just me).
Recommended by Morgan R., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

This deluxe hardcover 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."

Synopsis:

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy — in a charming pocket-sized edition featuring the original cover illustration painted by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit tells of the grand adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a band of dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.

Synopsis:

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is splendidly illustrated in full color by noted artist Michael Hague.

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:

"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:

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:

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings

This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and featuresand#160;the original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. and#160;The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!

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.

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547928241
Author:
Tolkien, J R R
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Hague, Michael
Author:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Sis, Peter
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 b/w illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5.88 x 4.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I know, I know... The Hobbit is everywhere this year. But I'm totally jumping on the bandwagon! Squeee! This awesome edition contains the original text, but the book size has been shrunk down so you can handily carry it with you, soothing your hyperventilation until the movie comes out (maybe that's just me).

"Synopsis" by , J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy — in a charming pocket-sized edition featuring the original cover illustration painted by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit tells of the grand adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a band of dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.
"Synopsis" by ,
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is splendidly illustrated in full color by noted artist Michael Hague.
"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 ,
"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 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 ,
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings

This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and featuresand#160;the original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. and#160;The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!

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.

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