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The Hobbit - by J R R Tolkien (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece.J.R.R.
  • 12 Years
  • 8.8" x 5.8" Hardcover
  • 320 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics

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About the Book



In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. This deluxe hardcover edition of The Hobbit contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece.



Book Synopsis



This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece.
J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."



Review Quotes




"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 --


Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.06 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12 Years
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Hardcover
Author: J R R Tolkien
Language: English
Street Date: September 21, 2007
TCIN: 11316881
UPC: 9780618968633
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-1334
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.3 inches length x 5.8 inches width x 8.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.06 pounds
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Q: Are the dimensions of this book the same as the 75th anniversary edition [ The Hobbit - 75th Edition by J R R Tolkien (Hardcover) ]? Seems to be nearly identical except for the price and 75th.

submitted by Tom B - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi, Tom B! Regarding your question about the The Hobbit - by J R R Tolkien (Hardcover): This book measures 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local Target store.

    submitted byPatrick - 2 years ago
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