The Pocket Hobbit, Hardback
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To celebrate The Hobbit's 75th anniversary of publication, a pocket-sized hardback of J.R.R.

Tolkien's timeless classic, perfect for little Hobbits everywhere.

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. The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and 75 years later Tolkien's epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.

Now, for the first time, the classic hardback edition is available in a one-off special pocket-sized edition.

Featuring the distinctive cover illustration painted by Tolkien himself, plus his own drawings in the book, this edition will be the perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 9 b/w illus, (2 x red & black maps)
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780007440849



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I wont even try to strive for any kind of objectivity here. This book is probably the one single book that had the biggest impact on me as a child, and the ripples of that impact are still felt in my life today. In short: I am what I am today in large part due to the fact that my father read me <i>the Hobbit</i> when I was six. Without it I wouldn't have become a fantasy geek, and later a book and literature geek. I wouldn't have made the choices I made, and I would probably not have ended up in the profession I have today.This is an astoundingly good book. One of my favourites and one of the best boks around, for children or adult. It's funny, scary, exciting, beutiful, lyrical... it's microcosm of almost everything you could ever wish for in a book.You can probably nit-pick certain aspects of it, but I wont. It's amazing, and the lucky few that haven't read it already should do so immediatly - you're in for a treat. The rest of us should re-read it: it's just as good the second, third, ord nth time.