The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition

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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings
 
This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!
 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his ...

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Overview

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings
 
This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!
 
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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544045521
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 82,289
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion . His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Biography

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures.

His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward's School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shine in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called "The Book of Lost Tales" but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion.

In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that took twelve years to complete and which was not published until Tolkien was approaching retirement. After retirement Tolkien and his wife lived near Oxford, but then moved to Bournemouth. Tolkien returned to Oxford after his wife's death in 1971. He died on 2 September 1973 leaving The Silmarillion to be edited for publication by his son, Christopher.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins (UK).

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    1. Also Known As:
      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 3, 1892
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
    1. Date of Death:
      September 2, 1973
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    I found this little gem at a local B&N store when looking fo

    I found this little gem at a local B&N store when looking for a nicer version than my old trade paperback. I immediately fell in love with it, and I now carry it with me almost everywhere. It's lovely, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Tolkien's beloved tale.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Very pretty cover

    Bought for my husband as a Christmas gift, he loves it and it's very beautifully made. Of course the content is the same as the original Hobbit, which we also own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    This book is beautifully made and is perfect for taking on trave

    This book is beautifully made and is perfect for taking on travels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    You should buy it

    The cover gives the book a sophisticated look. Get if you wanna feel fancy while reading it

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  • Posted December 30, 2013

    Great edition for kids experiencing Middle Earth for the first t

    Great edition for kids experiencing Middle Earth for the first time. It's exquisitely made -- they'll be able to keep it forever.

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