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Hobbit or There and Back Again (Reissue) (Paperback) by J. R. R. Tolkien

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"The Hobbit" is one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time, a classic that has captivated generations of readers and is now an eagerly anticipated two-part film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first part, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," opens in theaters on December 14. Reissue.



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The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson's major motion picture trilogy

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.

Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone--himself included--ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.

(c) New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.



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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, 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 eighty-one.

Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey
Format: Paperback
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2012
TCIN: 14182557
UPC: 9780345534835
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-4442
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.35 pounds
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