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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the company of dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.

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ISBN 9780003300901
Published 1 March 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback, School edition
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Author(s) By Tolkien, J. R. R.
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ISBN-13 9780003300901
ISBN-10 0003300900
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins Educational
Publication Date 1 March 1993
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, School edition
Edition School edition
Author(s) By Tolkien, J. R. R.
Series Collins Readers
Category Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 193mm
Weight 352g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 142540

Description of this Book

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, wizards, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
NZ Review 'A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls! an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax.' Obsever 'A flawless masterpiece! One of the most influential books of our generation.' The Times

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Author's Bio

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies world wide.

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