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.
About 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.
Date of Birth:January 3, 1892
Date of Death:September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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.
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.
Great edition for kids experiencing Middle Earth for the first time. It's exquisitely made -- they'll be able to keep it forever.
This book is beautifully made and is perfect for taking on travels.
The cover gives the book a sophisticated look. Get if you wanna feel fancy while reading it