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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Revised Edition) by  J.R.R Tolkien - Paperback - 1982 - from Yesterday's Muse Books (SKU: 2315324)

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)

by Tolkien, J.R.R

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ISBN 13
9780345339683
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New York: Del Rey, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Spine and wrappers creased, wrapper edges rubbed. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. 306 pp. When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.

Synopsis

  J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise." -

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Yesterday's Muse Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2315324
Title
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)
Author
Tolkien, J.R.R
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0345339681
ISBN 13
9780345339683
Publisher
Del Rey
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY JRR J R R TOLKIEN HOBBIT LORD OF THE RINGS BOOKS TO FILM

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