The Hobbit

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Feb 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 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.

“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review
 

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I first read the Hobbit when I was in middle school, and video games and the Internet were a hell of a lot more important that books. This is the one book that got me back into reading. I was lost in ... Read full review

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I had read this book years ago and wanted to read it again to refresh my memory before seeing the movie. The book was in excellent condition was well represented and reasonably priced. Cant ask for more than that. Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
Roast Mutton
Over Hill and Under Hill
Out of the FryingPan Into the Fire
Flies and Spiders
Barrels out of Bond
On the Doorstep
Not at Home
A Thief in the Night
The Last Stage
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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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