The Hobbit (Paperback)
Or There and Back Again
Mariner Books, 9780618002214, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1999
Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (7/12/1986)
Compact Disc (7/23/2001)
Mass Market (9/18/2012)
Compact Disc (9/1/2012)
Compact Disc (10/7/2002)
Hardcover, Large Print (6/1/1991)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (9/1/2003)
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy
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.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
Praise For The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again…
"All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbitto their hearts." Horn Book Guide
"A flawless masterpiece." The Times of London