The Hobbit (Paperback)

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Mariner Books, 9780547928227, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (7/12/1986)
Hardcover (1/1/1938)
CD-Audio (2/19/2009)
Hardcover (9/21/2007)
Hardcover (10/24/1973)
Compact Disc (7/23/2001)
Hardcover (9/18/2012)
Mass Market (9/18/2012)
Prebound (7/12/1986)
CD-Audio (6/26/2012)
Prebound (7/1/1986)
Prebound (9/18/2012)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (9/1/2003)
Compact Disc (9/1/2012)
Paperback (9/1/1999)
Paperback (9/18/2012)
Compact Disc (10/7/2002)

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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

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Praise For The Hobbit

"All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." Horn Book Guide

"A flawless masterpiece." The Times of London