- ISBN 9780261102217 / 0261102214
- Title The Hobbit
- Author J.R.R. Tolkien
- Category Fantasy
- Format Paperback
- Year 1991
- Pages 400
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Edition 75th
- Dimensions 111mm x 178mm x 176mm
The story of a placid hobbit called Bilbo, who sets off on a strange and magical adventure.
A new paperback edition of JRR Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece, The Hobbit The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.
'One of the most influential books of our generation! A flawless masterpiece' The Times 'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.