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The Hobbit

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The Hobbit

Or, There and Back Again

By J. R. R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547928241, 300pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Description
A great modern classic and the prelude to "The Lord of the Rings"
This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and featuresthe original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere
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.