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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.
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.
Gentle fun, but be warned - the movie is not like the book. The book is quite good. The dwarves are idiots.Published 18 hours ago by tracy b smith
I can't get over how the author came up with the brilliant adventure. I love this book.Bilbo Baggins is my favorite character because he is very brave.Published 20 hours ago by Lisa Mclemore
This 2 star rating is not for the book itself. I love the story. It is because this book is priced so high, yet is only about 6 inches tall. It's ridiculous. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Because it was awesome!! And I just like the hobbit movie…
I have already seen all three movies so the book was really weird to me
Everyone should read this book, and for sure before watching the movies! What an amazing adventure that thrills the imagination!Published 2 days ago by Rachelle
Looking at the selection of the available books, I wanted a copy that is printed older and chose to pay extra for it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kerry
I saw the movies before reading the book, and the book is even better! I will definitely be reading it again!!Published 2 days ago by Hailey McGowan
Timeless and a great read even the fourth time through. I seem to get the urge to re read this series every decade.Published 2 days ago by R. Spurlock