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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, with an iconic cover inspired by Tolkien’s designs.

This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!

A beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin.

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.

The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001).

This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two colors, in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbit's doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure.

The dwarves' goal is to return to their ancestral home in the Lonely Mountains and reclaim a stolen fortune from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they and their reluctant companion meet giant spiders, hostile elves, ravening wolves--and, most perilous of all, a subterranean creature named Gollum from whom Bilbo wins a magical ring in a riddling contest. It is from this life-or-death game in the dark that J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, would eventually spring. Though The Hobbit is lighter in tone than the trilogy that follows, it has, like Bilbo Baggins himself, unexpected iron at its core. Don't be fooled by its fairy-tale demeanor; this is very much a story for adults, though older children will enjoy it, too. By the time Bilbo returns to his comfortable hobbit-hole, he is a different person altogether, well primed for the bigger adventures to come--and so is the reader. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (August 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618260307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618260300
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book has a great plot and very interesting characters.
harleydavidson
The story itself is simply wonderful, Tolkien does such a wonderful job creating his world and characters you feel as if you are there with them.
Crazyhorse
There are also many illustrations from other editions of the book.
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Format: Kindle Edition
In a mythical or maybe just forgotten time, many creatures lived in places like the Shire, home to Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit. Hobbits are comfort loving creatures with no real sense for adventure. A knock on the door and Bilbo's life is about to change.

Calling this book children's book is like calling "Alice in Wonderland" [see "The Annotated Alice"] a children's book. Yes children can read this book and it is fun. How ever there is a lot more to this book than a cute story. And it has all the depth of the other Tolkien works with the exception of being shorter.

Many people look at this story as a prequel to "The Lord of the Rings", where in reality it is a stand-alone story with a perfectly good beginning, middle, and end. When you read "The Lord of the Rings" there is enough description to forgo "The Hobbit." Personally, I find that reading The Lord of the Rings first gave me the in-depth background to better appreciate The Hobbit.
Many of the creatures and adventures will put you on the edge of your seat. You will recognize the personalities and grow along will Bilbo as he faces new challenges as he learns to deal with life.
A good book to read first would be "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell. Then you get a clearer picture of why the story progresses as it does.
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By S. J. Buker on March 31, 2015
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The Hobbit is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins that goes on an unexpected journey. T would recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction,fantasy or adventure. One reason i would recommend this book is because the conflict is amazing. The reason it was amazing is that all the conflict is detailed and interesting. The second reason i would recommend this book is the characters. The characters are interesting, like Gollum "Thief, thief, thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it forever!" The last reason i would recommend this book is the situations. The situations the characters get in are awesome, cool, nerve-racking, and so much more. Some people might not like this book because of all of the fantasy in the book. Although, i think the conflict, characters, and the situations make it a great book. t would recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction, fantasy adventure. This book is fun to read and it had an awesome plot. If you like fantasy, you'll like this book.
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The Hobbit is a book filled with adventure. It's fun to read and fills the head and heart with an immense imagination. I recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and fully grasp the art of imagery he wields.

The Hobbit is a true classic! If you've not read this in school, consider picking this one up. You won't regret it.
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By Connie M. Wright on March 30, 2015
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LOVED THIS. HAVE ALL THE REST OF THEM AS WELL. JOHN DOES A FANTASTIC IN NARATING THE BOOK, AND IT IS TAKEN RIGHT FROM THE BOOK, WHICH IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT. CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THEM. LOVED IT. JOHN'S VOICE IS SO GREAT, EACH AND EVERY CHARACTER HAS A DIFFERENT VOICE, AND IS DONE SUPER WELL. A MUST LISTEN TO FOR LOTR/HOBBIT FANS.
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THE HOBBIT is a classic of modern literature and at the same time, a fantastic tale of another place and another time that has captivated readers of all ages, backgrounds, and societies. If you haven't read it, you owe it to yourself to do so.
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Excellent read, but not as good as the Lord of the Rings. You can see how the autthor grows more comfortable with middle earth by reading both books. This was exciting with interesting and different fantasy.
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By Tazwizard on March 29, 2015
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Quite enjoyable reading learning about the different types of beings that inhabit Middle Earth. The tales and adventures keep you wanting more.
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By Christopher Perez on March 28, 2015
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Good book. Movie really made a meal out of this one though. However I can see how this book is so popular. Well ahead of its time
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