The Hobbit

The Hobbit

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By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by Michael Hague

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Paperback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 251mm x 20mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 30 October 1989
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0395520215
  • ISBN 13: 9780395520215
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 159,769

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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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"Warm and dusky colors predominate in the handsome full-color scenes--forty-eight in all, including five lavish spreads--that embellish this edition, which is also beautifully designed." Booklist, ALA