Books: The Hobbit

Foreword by Christopher Tolkien, complete with illustrations including manuscript pages and unused drawings, examines the writing of the book. This Enhanced eBook also includes recently discovered audio recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading excerpts from The Hobbit, including the dwarves’ party song, the account of their capture by the three trolls, and Bilbo Baggins’s creepy encounter with the hideous Gollum.

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 was an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and years later Tolkien’s epic tale of hobbits, elves, dwarves, goblins, magic and adventure has lost none of its appeal.

The Hobbit

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Genre:

Fantasy

Publisher:

George Allen & Unwin

Number of pages:

400

ISBN:

9780547928227