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Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780261102217
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, the Magnificent, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. But there are lighter moments as well: good fellowship, welcome meals, laughter and song.
Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant acclaim when published. It is a complete and marvelous tale in itself, but it also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings.
A great modern classic and the prelude to the lord of the rings.
Smaung certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when be caught a sudden thin and piercing ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance…
Whisked away from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…
THE EDITORIAL REVIEWS:
“An exciting epic of travel and magical adventure.’
‘A Flawless masterpiece… One of the most influential books of our generation.’
‘One of the most influential books of our generation’
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I. An Unexpected Party
II. Roast Mutton
III. A Short Rest
IV. Over Hill and Under Hill
V. Riddles in the Dark
VI. Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
VII. Queer Lodgings
VIII. Flies and Spiders
IX. Barrels Out of Bond
X. A Warm Welcome
XI. On the Doorstep
XII. Inside Information
XIII. Not at Home
XIV. Fire and Water
XV. The Gathering of the Clouds
XVI. A Thief in the Night
XVII. The Clouds Burst
XVIII. The Return Journey
XIX. The Last Stage