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The Hobbit - by J R R Tolkien (Hardcover)

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About the Book

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 gift edition celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first publication in 1937. Illustrated by Alan Lee, the book features 25 watercolor paintings and 38 black-and-white drawings.

Book Synopsis

This beautiful gift edition of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

From the Back Cover

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.

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): 10.04 Inches (H) x 7.86 Inches (W) x 1.14 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Theme: Epic
Format: Hardcover
Author: J R R Tolkien
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 1997
TCIN: 11320426
UPC: 9780395873465
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3035
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.14 inches length x 7.86 inches width x 10.04 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.5 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
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The Hobbit

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Vicki - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
We were looking for a book for our 11 yr old grandson for Christmas. My husband suggested this one, and I now remember reading it at a young age. I like that the font is a little bigger and it has great illustrations, just beautiful. I'm sure he is going to enjoy this!
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Better than the Trilogy

5 out of 5 stars
Shanna - 12 years ago
Gorgeous copy, beautiful colored illustrations, arrived in perfect condition. If you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings movies and wish to get a taste of his writing without having to read all the novels this is a great start.
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