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The Hobbit

The Hobbit
 

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home. Then, one day, the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Sm... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780006754022
Barcode 9780006754022
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Published 30 July 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Tolkien, J. R. R.
Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780006754022
ISBN-10 0006754023
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 30 July 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Tolkien, J. R. R.
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 256g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912;823.912
Catalogue Code 10727

Description of this Book

The classic story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures through Rivendell, Mirkwood, and Erebor; released in a new paperback format. Easily one of the most famous children's books of modern times, The Hobbit is a must read and this edition will bring it to life for a whole new generation of readers. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home. Then, one day, the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and nearly 70 years later, Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has become a timeless classic. This new children's edition of The Hobbit , with a refreshed cover, will bring this classic story to a whole new generation of readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
NZ Review 'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times '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.' Observer 'A flawless masterpiece.' The Times 'Tolkien was a storyteller of genius.' Literary Review

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Author's Bio

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892 in Bloemfontein. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognised as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is, however, best known for his extraordinary works of fiction The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. He died on 2nd September 1973 at the age of 81.

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