The unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.
A timeless classic now available as a two-part boxed set.
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon.
Bilbo's life is never to be the same again. Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R.
Tolkien's classic tale, 'The Hobbit'. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 30/08/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007488513
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Review by bethie-paige
What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said?<br/><br/>I absolutely loved it. Bilbo was just such an amazing character and I loved following his adventures.<br/><br/>I'd put off this book for almost a year and I really wish I hadn't. I think it is a glorious story and it will be a classic that stands the ultimate test of time.<br/><br/>I think my favourite scene from this book was Bilbo's encounter with Gollum. It was so intriguing with all the riddling. <br/><br/>I love the world building. The different kinds of creatures. Trolls, goblins, elves, wargs, giant eagles and not to forget Smaug. Also I feel that hobbits are the most adorable and creative little race of Tolkien's imagination.<br/><br/>Reading this has really sparked my interest/motivation to finally delve into the Lord of the Rings series. Halfway through this book I stopped and ordered the Return of the King and the Two Towers since I only own Fellowship of the Ring. I may not get around to it this year but I am very excited to read more about Hobbits and extent of Tolkien's creativity.