J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

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The classic children’s story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth. A prequel to The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien introduces readers to Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit living too comfortably in Bag End. Gandalf the wizard convinces a reluctant Bilbo to join Thorin Oakenshield’s company of dwarves in reclaiming their home and treasure in the Lonely Mountain from the malevolent dragon Smaug. Magic, danger, glory, adventure lie ahead for the party as they face their fears and foes. The quest culminates in the Battle of the Five Armies, influenced by Tolkien’s own experiences of the First World War. Exploring themes of courage and spiritual maturation, the novel can be viewed as a bildungsroman. This rare copy was published by Unwin Books in 1968 and includes a beautifully illustrated map and a pre-printed Tolkien signature. The cover is a copy of an early sketch by the author.

Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Unwin Books

Year Printed: 1968

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some damage to the spine, to the front cover and to the back cover of the book.


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