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An edition of The Hobbit (1937)

The Hobbit

or, There and Back Again

1st Mariner Books edition (1); 75th Anniversary Edition
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An edition of The Hobbit (1937)

The Hobbit

or, There and Back Again

1st Mariner Books edition (1); 75th Anniversary Edition
  • 4.26 ·
  • 313 Ratings
  • 1637 Want to read
  • 124 Currently reading
  • 422 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Mariner Books
Language
English
Pages
300

Previews available in: French English Spanish Polish Chinese

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.
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Edition Availability
Cover of: Bilbo le Hobbit
Bilbo le Hobbit
2013-08, Le Livre de Poche
Mass Market Paperback in French - Movie Tie-In Edition
Cover of: The Hobbit
The Hobbit
2013, Mariner Books
Paperback in English - First Mariner Books Edition (1); movie tie-in
Cover of: The Hobbit
The Hobbit
2012, Mariner Books
Paperback in English - 75th Anniversary Edition; First Mariner Books Edition (1)
Cover of: The Hobbit
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again
2012, Mariner Books
Paperback in English - 1st Mariner Books edition (1); 75th Anniversary Edition
Cover of: The Hobbit
The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
2008, HarperCollins Publishers
paperback in English - paperback edition (4)
Cover of: El Hobbit
El Hobbit
2007-11, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish - Edicion limitada; Primera edicion en este formato
Cover of: Hobbit
Hobbit: albo Tam i z powrotem
2007, Amber
Hardcover in Polish
Cover of: 魔戒
魔戒: 前传: 霍比特人
2002-04, Yi lin chu ban she
in Chinese
Cover of: The Hobbit
The Hobbit
1997, Houghton Mifflin Company
Paperback in English - printing (4)
Cover of: De Hobbit
De Hobbit
Publisher unknown
hardcover

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Published in

Boston

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1995

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
300p.
Number of pages
300
Weight
11.5 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32029023M
Internet Archive
hobbitortherebac0000tolk_a2n1
ISBN 10
054792822X
ISBN 13
9780547928227
OCLC/WorldCat
99399077, 2012545250
Amazon ID (ASIN)
054792822X
Goodreads
44293307

Work Description

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, dwarves, 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 children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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