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Book Information: Hobbit, the

Hobbit, the (1937) [Novel]
by J. R. R. Tolkien Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (510 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Lord of the Rings


Summary (From the publisher):

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag-End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar.

Original title: The Hobbit - or There and Back Again
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasyFantasy Worlds
FictionFantasySecondary Worlds

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Fantastic Imagination, the (1977) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , J. R. R. Tolkien , Lloyd Alexander , C. S. Lewis , Lord Dunsany , Peter S. Beagle , John Buchan , James Branch Cabell , George MacDonald , Frank R. Stockton , Sylvia Townsend Warner , H. E. Bates , Ludwig Tieck , Alexander Grin , Mark Van Doren
     Random House Book of Fantasy Stories, the (1996) [Anthology]
      Authors: Neil Gaiman , J. R. R. Tolkien , Edith Nesbit , C. S. Lewis , Tanith Lee , Lord Dunsany , Ramsey Campbell , Jane Yolen , Ian Watson , Diana Wynne Jones , Garry D. Kilworth , Keith Taylor , Peter Crowther , Nicholas Stuart Gray , Simon Clark , Cherith Baldry , Joan Aiken , Steve Lockley , Samantha Lee , George MacDonald , Parke Godwin , Elisabeth Waters , A.C. Benson , Paul Lewis , Richard Leander , R.L. Fanthorpe , Patricia Fanthorpe , Frances M. Hendry

Edition #1: The Annotated Hobbit

The Annotated Hobbit (2002)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Newly expanded and completely redesigned, Douglas A. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is the definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic. Integrated with Anderson's notes and placed alongside the fully restored and corrected text of the original story are more than 150 illustrations showing visual interpretations of The Hobbit specific to many of the cultures that have come to know and love Tolkien's Middle-earth. Tolkien's original line drawings, maps and color paintings are also included, making this the most lavishly informative edition of The Hobbit available.

The Annotated Hobbit shows how Tolkien worked as a writer, what his influences and interests were, and how these relate to the invented world of Middle-earth. It gives a valuable overview of Tolkien's life and the publishing history of The Hobbit, and explains how every feature of The Hobbit fits within the rest of Tolkien's invented world. Here we learn how Gollum's character was revised to accommodate the true nature of the One Ring, and we can read the full text of The Quest of Erebor, Gandalf's explanation of how he came to send Bilbo Baggins on his journey with the dwarves. Anderson also makes meaningful and often surprising connections to our own world and literary history -- from Beowulf to The Marvellous Land of Snergs, from the Brothers Grimm to C. S. Lewis.

Language: English

Edition: Annotated edition

Edited by: Douglas A. Anderson
Blurbs:
  • "An exciting epic of travel and magical adventure" Observer
  • "A flawless masterpiece" The Times
  • "One of the best-loved characters in English fiction..a marvellous fantasy adventure" Daily Mail
  • "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times
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Manifested in:
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The Annotated Hobbit (September 9, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618134700
Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.1 x 1.2 in
Pages: 416

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Edition #2: The Hobbit

The Hobbit (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Revised Edition
Blurbs:
  • "An exciting epic of travel and magical adventure" Observer
  • "A flawless masterpiece" The Times
  • "One of the best-loved characters in English fiction..a marvellous fantasy adventure" Daily Mail
  • "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times
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Manifested in:

The Hobbit (September 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780618002214
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 320

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The Hobbit (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
ISBN: 9780739410745
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.6 x 0.9 in
Pages: 255

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The Hobbit (August 1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780261102217
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 1.1 in
Pages: 400

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The Hobbit (October 2, 1988)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780395282656
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8 x 0.6 in

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The Hobbit (July 12, 1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345339683
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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The Hobbit (October 30, 1975)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780048231260
Pages: 256

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The Hobbit (1973)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0395177111
Dimensions: 9.6 x 7 x 1.5 in
Pages: 317

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The Hobbit (1966)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345015320
Pages: 287

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Edition #3: The Hobbit

The Hobbit (1937)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "An exciting epic of travel and magical adventure" Observer
  • "A flawless masterpiece" The Times
  • "One of the best-loved characters in English fiction..a marvellous fantasy adventure" Daily Mail
  • "The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times
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Manifested in:

The Hobbit (1981)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN: 0048231886
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 0.9
Pages: 285

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