The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Publisher: Mariner Books
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
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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.
Sexuality: None Violence & Gore: Moderate There are various fight scenes during the adventure. There is also a war where many people die. Profanity: None Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: Moderate

Dwarves, wizards, and hobbits love drinking and pipe smoking.

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Editorial Reviews

“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

J.R.R. Tolkien:
J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien was a very devout Roman Catholic and is credited with influencing C.S. Lewis's conversion from atheism to Christianity, although Tolkien was disappointed that C.S. Lewis had joined the Church of England rather than Roman Catholicism. Tolkien was quite dismayed by some of the liturgical reforms and changes implemented after the Second Vatican Council, so much so that he would continue to make all his responses loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation would respond in English.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
A Wonderful Fantasy Story

I heard much about Tolkien’s work before reading The Hobbit and once I completed it I wholeheartedly understand why people love it. It’s a timeless story of adventure that you should read if you haven’t yet experienced it.

Daniel B
A classic

Enjoyed this book, first book I've read from J.R.R Tolkien will definitely buy the Lord of the Rings to continue the story.

don't let the movie fool you

Don't let the movie fool you, this was an amazing book. Before the movie came out, I was quite excited because it's such a hearty story in one single book. Everyone talks about the trilogy, but if you feel too intimidated to start climbing that mountain of 3 books, start with The Hobbit then. I enjoyed it immensely!

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