The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 271 pages
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J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy
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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Along with the 'Lord of the Rings' series, 'The Hobbit' is a great novel that deserves the same shelf with other famous books such as the 'Harry Potter' series, 'Da Vinci Code' and 'The Alchemist ... Read full review

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I got this book out of the library just because I'm a big fan of the LOTR movies and was interested in the backstory. I can now say that my love for this book rivals my love for Aragon (and that's ... Read full review

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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.

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