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The Hobbit: or There and Back Again: 70th Anniversary Edition

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The Hobbit: or There and Back Again: 70th Anniversary Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Description

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.

The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien’s epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.

Now, the classic hardback edition is available once again. Featuring the distinctive cover illustration painted by Tolkien himself, it has been redesigned to match the popular hardback editions of the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings, which also feature Tolkien’s cover illustrations.

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 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. The Children of Hurin was published for the first time in 2007.

Release date NZ
April 9th, 1995
Brand
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 b/w illus, (2 x colour maps)
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
149x228x33
ISBN-13
9780261103283
Product ID
3214312

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