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The hobbit, or, There and back again /

by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) [author.]; Catlin, Jemima [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 374 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780544174221; 0544174224.Other title: Hobbit; There and back again.Subject(s): Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction, English | Fantasy | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Fantasy fiction
Contents:
An unexpected party -- Roast mutton -- A short rest -- Over hill and under hill -- Riddles in the dark -- Out of the frying-pan into the fire -- Queer lodgings -- Flies and spiders -- Barrels out of bond -- A warm welcome -- On the doorstep -- Inside information -- Not at home -- Fire and water -- The gathering of the clouds -- A thief in the night -- The clouds burst -- The return journey -- The last stage.
Summary: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
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"A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." - New York Times Book Review nbsp; Anbsp;beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin. nbsp; Bilbo Baggins enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling farther than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on a journey to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. . . nbsp; <p>nbsp;</p> <p>nbsp;</p>

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

An unexpected party -- Roast mutton -- A short rest -- Over hill and under hill -- Riddles in the dark -- Out of the frying-pan into the fire -- Queer lodgings -- Flies and spiders -- Barrels out of bond -- A warm welcome -- On the doorstep -- Inside information -- Not at home -- Fire and water -- The gathering of the clouds -- A thief in the night -- The clouds burst -- The return journey -- The last stage.

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