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    The Hobbit (Cascades S.) (Hardback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionBilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, wizards, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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    The Hobbit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 364 g
    ISBN 13: 9780003300901
    ISBN 10: 0003300900

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    DC20: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: YQEF
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    School edition
    Edition statement
    School edition
    Illustrations note
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins Educational
    Publication date
    01 March 1993
    Publication City/Country
    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 over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies world wide.
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    '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.' Obsever 'A flawless masterpiece! One of the most influential books of our generation.' The Times