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    DescriptionWhisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. Now, in 1997, this special new edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic.


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    Title
    The Hobbit
    Subtitle
    The Enchanting Prelude to the Lord of the Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J R R Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345339683
    ISBN 10: 0345339681
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC021000
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    ECPA Christian Book Category: FICGENFAL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC009020
    LC classification: PZ7.T5744 HO 1997C
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Del Rey Books
    Publication date
    10 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.
    Back cover copy
    THE LORD OF THE RINGS IS SOON TO BE AN EPIC MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY FROM NEW LINE CINEMABilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse, unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo -- alone and unaided -- who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside...THIS STIRRING ADVENTURE FANTASY BEGINS THE TALE OF THE HOBBITS THAT WAS CONTINUED BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN IN HIS BESTSELLING EPIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
    Flap copy
    THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . . This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic "The Lord of the Rings.