The Hobbit

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1976 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which first appeared on the literary scene in 1937, sets the stage for the epic trilogy that Tolkien was to write in the coming years. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

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The maps provided are in detail and easy to read. - Flipkart
The plot is all about adventure, suspense and thrill. - Flipkart
The printed fonts are medium sized and easy to read - Flipkart

The Hobbit

User Review  - hollyr17 - Tesco

i bought this as a present for a friend who really enjoyed the book. the overall look of the product was aesthetically pleasing and the overall quality of the product was excellent. Read full review

The Hobbit: A Classic!

User Review  - Oliveboo - Tesco

I bought this for my son for Christmas. It was great value, as described and arrived very quickly. No complaints here! Read full review

About the author (1976)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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