The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, …read more

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Title The Hobbit
ISBN 9780007322602
Author by J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 20 April 2009
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 320
Filesize 4.20 MB
Edition ePub edition
Language en
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Classic Fiction
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10

Reviews

'One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail
'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer
'A flawless masterpiece' The Times

Author Biography

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie.
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, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo.
Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.)

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