The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

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By (author) J R R Tolkien, Illustrated by J R R Tolkien

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Hardback | 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 244mm x 36mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 24 October 1973
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0395177111
  • ISBN 13: 9780395177112
  • Edition statement: Collectors
  • Sales rank: 15,335

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Whisked 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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"All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." Horn Book Guide "A flawless masterpiece." The Times of London