The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Adventure stories - 285 pages
280 Reviews
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.

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Tolkein is an incredibly talented writer. - Goodreads
The ending is so beautiful and sad at the same time. - Goodreads
An accessible intro to the Lord of the Rings. - Goodreads
It was an introduction to fantasy. - Goodreads

Review: The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Middle-Earth Universe)

User Review  - Chad Warner - Goodreads

The Hobbit has been one of my favorite books since I read it as a high-school freshman. It works as a standalone fantasy story, but it's even better as an introduction to Tolkien's Middle-Earth: The ... Read full review

Review: The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)

User Review  - Taylor Madden - Goodreads

This book easily has a place on my favorites of 2015 list and the year has barely even started; the Hobbit is an enchanting tale that easily sucked me into its world of classic creatures, such as ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 60 languages worldwide. He died in 1973 at the age of 81.
Christopher Tolkien is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by J.R.R. Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the publication of his father's unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth.

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