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The Hobbit
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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.

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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

  • Series: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Sci-Fi Audio; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0788789821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0788789823
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very well written and a great story.
Megan Berry
The Leatherette edition is particularly good with quality binding, paper and illustrations and would make a great gift.
David Rasquinha
The Hobbit is the prelude to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Ring.
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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 Me is Me on March 29, 2015
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It is not often that movies are better than their books. It is so in this case. The book is great in and of itself. It is also terribly interesting as a contrast both to where the genre and the language have come over almost 80 years.
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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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By Lisa L McConnell on March 28, 2015
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I watched the first Hobbit movie and really enjoyed it. So glad I read the book. It was my first book on my Kindle.
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The book is a beauty, read the description of.the size because it was smaller than I expected but it matters not.
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By ? on March 28, 2015
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It really pulls you in and captives you. It really leads in to the lord of the ring series. I love it.
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