Book Details


Format

Paperback (b Format)

Author

J R R Tolkien

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

11th February 1998

ISBN

9780007458424

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The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien


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An absolute classic of children’s literature, the great adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarfs.  It’s important to remember how long ago this book was written, the style is not that of a modern children’s book, but the magic of the tale shines through the old-fashioned language.  It is, and always has been, a little treasure of a book ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life. 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.


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'A Flawless masterpiece' The Times


About The Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham.In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit.


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