Hobbit, The; or, There and Back Again Paperback
Now a major motion picture
A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS 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.
“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review
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Everyone knows of The Hobbit. I don't have anything to add or take away from the conversation. I grew up with it, and it still feels special for that reason, but I reccomend buying something more relevant, like any one of our other staff picks!
- 300 pages
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (9/18/12)
- 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches