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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

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ISBN13:

9780618260300

ISBN10:
0618260307
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/15/2002
Publisher(s):
Houghton Miff
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Summary

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Wizard, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth tells of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

Author Biography

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
x
Note on the Text xi
Author's Note 1(2)
An Unexpected Party
3(29)
Roast Mutton
32(19)
A Short Rest
51(10)
Over Hill and Under Hill
61(15)
Riddles in the Dark
76(24)
Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
100(22)
Queer Lodgings
122(31)
Flies and Spiders
153(32)
Barrels Out of Bond
185(20)
A Warm Welcome
205(14)
On the Doorstep
219(11)
Inside Information
230(23)
Not at Home
253(13)
Fire and Water
266(11)
The Gathering of the Clouds
277(12)
A Thief in the Night
289(7)
The Clouds Burst
296(14)
The Return Journey
310(10)
The Last Stage
320
Chapter I of The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One of The Lord of the RingsA Long-Expected Party 333


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