The Hobbit (Mass Market)
The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings (Pre-Lord of the Rings)
Del Rey, 9780345339683, 320pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 1986
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (7/23/2001)
Mass Market (9/18/2012)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (9/1/2003)
Compact Disc (10/7/2002)
Compact Disc (9/1/2012)
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.
Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.