The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

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Houghton Mifflin, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 290 pages
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This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague.
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.

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The hobbit was a great story about an oridanary character who goes on an unexpected journey. Through out the book there is great character devopment that really pulls you in to the world of JRR Tolkien. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn (ThatOneEnglishGradStudent) - Goodreads

They say the third time's the charm, and this being my third attempt at reading this book, I'm happy to say now that I've made it all the way through. While I did enjoy reading it overall, I can't say ... Read full review

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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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