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    DescriptionThe definitive edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's most beloved book, sporting a facsimile of his original cover design and complete with colour plates of his own paintings, brand new reproductions of all his drawings, and colour versions of both maps. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as JRR Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad...


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    Title
    The Hobbit Classic Hardback
    Subtitle
    or There and Back Again
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780261103283
    ISBN 10: 0261103288
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Libri: ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Libri: ENGL3050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Edition
    70, Special edition
    Edition statement
    70th Anniversary edition
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus, (2 x colour maps)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    29 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. The Children of Hurin was published for the first time in 2007.
    Review quote
    'The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows.' Times Literary Supplement 'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail 'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer
    Review text
    With its map end papers, runic decoration and sampler-like colour plates of Rivendell and Hobbiton-across-the-Water, this edition of the seminal fantasy of the 20th century (its hero half romantic adventurer, half home-loving Hobbit) is a joy. (8-11 yrs) (Kirkus UK)