The Hobbit

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1976 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which first appeared on the literary scene in 1937, sets the stage for the epic trilogy that Tolkien was to write in the coming years. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

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Great writing, and amazing diagrams Tolkien drew. - weRead
The writing is where I found some faults. - weRead
A great introduction to Middle Earth. - Goodreads
As we would hope, there was the happy ending. - Goodreads
I think perhaps because there were no women characters. - Goodreads
Gollum's introduction. - Goodreads

Just don't miss this one!!!

User Review  - Utkarsh Singh - Flipkart

The series is a must read...! I am fan of JRR Tolkien. The concept of Ring and the connections made between The Hobbit and LOTR can only be the imagination and as well as work of a brilliant mind ... Read full review

Not Just For Kids

User Review  - Abhilash Ramadagi - Flipkart

wow. amazing. delivery in 2 days and its just an awesome book. first i was wondering whether it was just for kids and sort . but its not. Its amazing. Everyone should read this. Read full review

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About the author (1976)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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