The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition

The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618968633
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Series: Lord of the Rings Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 20,414
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

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.

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.

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


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 198 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hobbit as most people know is one of many books that precede The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien. All of the books from the set are my favorite "Go to" books and I keep many of them on my Nook. That having been said there is nothing enhanced about this version. The "artwork" by Micheal Hague could have been drawn by a 3 year old. This artist is the one responsible for the ghastly Tolkien Calendars from the last few years. If someone at the publishing company wants to enhance this book again get rid of Hague and use Alan Lee or John Howe's paintings and drawings. Those are true fans of the literature and know how to do honor to the literary work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hobbit is a very adventures book! The begging may seem boring to some people but don't stop reading it you just have to wait until he goes on his adventure! I think all ages would injoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The enhanced version was definitely worth it. Just to hear J.R.R. Tolkein read passages of The Hobbit was incredible. Buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buyer beware. This version can only be read on limited number of devices. I can not read it on my nook simple touch or iPad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The actual story and illustrations are wonderful, just as expected. My frustration is that this version cannot be read on my litttle black & white nook, or my Toshiba tablet. I would appreciate this information from BN when reading the "Overview" so that I could make my purchasing decision with this knowledge. This is the one and only reason this nook book has lost a star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best version I have ever seen of this book, and a great reason to show off your nook with the audio files. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Those reviewers saying that the images are too small, you double click on them to make them larger.) The Hobbit is one of my favorite books. I read it first when I was 11 and it is great to revisit this great little adventure book. I like the enhanced version with Tolkien's illustrations and especially the sound clips!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the adventure but the drawings were childlike and not worth the extra cost
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ilove the hobbit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book alot! I beilive it is the longest book ive read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This enhanced version contains not only the story, but the back story of how Tolkien developed the land of middle-earth and discusses changes to the artwork as the book became popular. Some of the e-book pages take a LONG time to load, but they are worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
Anonymous 4 months ago
An excellent lead in to the Lord of the rings books.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Sad I didn’t like it, glad I read it though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien was a very good book and I most definitely recommend it for others. Brad James says, “This book set was printed for hobbits, not for those who dwell in the realm of man.” I disagree with this comment for three reasons. One reason is that this book is very action packed and thrilling. During the battling scene with the dwarves and goblins, it added much intensity and excitement, making the book more and more interesting every page you turn. The second reason is characters, like Gandalf, who made the book better because he always came to the rescue in times of hope and despair, when Bilbo and the dwarfs needed him the most. An example of this was when the trolls caught all of the men except Bilbo. Gandalf saved the dwarfs by distracting the trolls, using a voice that sounded like there's, and interrupting their conversations by shouting “false” until the sun reached the horizon, turning them into stone. Finally, third person omniscient helped make this story even better by showing the reader not only what Bilbo was thinking, but what the dwarfs were too. An example of this was when the reader figured out how Thorin thought of Bilbo when he tried to help out the townspeople. We soon found out that Thorin was filled with rage towards Bilbo for helping these innocent people. My favorite character in this book was Legolas. I say this because in the end of the book, when Smaug burnt down Lake Town, he shoot the dragon right in the heart, ending his life forever. Legolas became a hero at the end of the book by saving most of the Lake Town residents from the flames of Smaug. My favorite quote in The Hobbit is, “Thank goodness! Said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco-jar” (305). This quote is my favorite because it concludes the journey of Bilbo Baggins as he returns home and shows him saying his final goodbyes to Gandalf, who he hopes to see once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a remarkable journey! loved the detailed drawings in the enhanced version!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, was recommended by a friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites books!!! Reread about every 5 years!
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I love this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not compatible with the Nook HD. I just wasted $10 for a book that will not let me read past the sample.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book
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