Hobbit 75 Anniv Ed P/b

The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this definitive paperback edition features nine illustrations and two maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, and a preface by Christopher Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

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'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail 'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer 'A flawless masterpiece' The Times
Author:
Tolkien Jrr
Format:
Paperback

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The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this definitive paperback edition features nine illustrations and two maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, and a preface by Christopher Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

Review:

'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail 'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer 'A flawless masterpiece' The Times

Product details

Author:
Tolkien Jrr
Subtitle:
(New Edition)
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
ISBN:
9780261103344
Audience:
General
Pages:
336
Width (mm):
128
Length (mm):
196
Additional Info:
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Awards:
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Weight (g):
21

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Highly entertaining pre-quel to The Lord of the Ri

More than seven decades ago, J R R Tolkien unlocked a magical world with the simple worlds 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...' and the rest was history. Millions of readers worldwide have already followed after its unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins to pass through elven woods, chase after stolen treasure and shiver at tales of goblins and dragons. If you really, really haven't read this highly entertaining pre-quel to The Lord of the Rings yet, then what are you waiting for??

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