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The Hobbit

(Part of the The Lord of the Rings Series and The Hobbit Series)

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Book Overview

In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. This edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers and features cover art by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Peter S?s.Bilbo...

Customer Reviews

15 ratings

Received a pocket edition

I order hardback covers, specifically for having larger print to make it easier for my eyes to read. Had I of known this was pocket edition with microscopic writing I would have NEVER ordered this. Feeling completely cheated on this purchase.

My book did not come as advertised

I didnt receive the dust jacket. I was veey disappointed about that

I love this book but beware you can’t choose your own cover photo for each book it comes randomly

I love this book but beware you can’t choose your own cover photo for each book it comes randomly. I love the story Of the hobbit it’s good for all ages but I will give it to a friend and buy it somewhere else so I can choose my own cover photo

My favorite book!

Ordered a lovely paperback I had my eye on for months! Great condition! Timeless tale of courage, friendship and adventure!

Received paperback instead of hardcover

The book itself is great, however be careful what edition you buy. I had bought a hardcover edition for more money and received paperback instead. They don't seem to verify what editions they send you.

Not German

I very specifically wanted the German version for an art project that was going to be a gift for a German-loving, hobbit-loving friend of mine. I purchased the German version, but received an English copy. Looks like I'm not the only person this happened to. This is really crummy, as I thought I was getting what the listing said, but guess not. :( Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing.

Cover art not what I anticipated.

Ordered the book because of the cover art, disappointed to receive a different edition. Already own copies of the book (In fact this exact edition), the pictured art was the only reason for purchase.

I love this story!

I love, love, love "The Hobbit," and the other stories of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien! He has a nice writing style, easy for school-aged readers to enjoy as well as adults. This is the story of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Frodo's uncle), and precedes the tales of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. This book introduces Gandalf, Gollum, and the ring, and informs the reader of other peoples and histories: the dwarves, the dragon, Smaug, and Wood-elves. The heroes in this book are varied and well written. The copy that I received is older and has maps, illustrations, and songs, which are all interesting and part of the story. If you liked the books or movies of "Lord of the Rings" or the movies of "The Hobbit" than this book is for you! You will not be disappointed!

A fantasy for all ages

I loved this book. Tolkien’s beautiful writing style made this story so unique and made it truly timeless. The novel isn’t cheesy or too plain, as Tolkien’s language makes this story appropriate for all ages.

Had been searching for a vintage Hobbit edition!

In fabulous condition and very much as pictured/described. I loved finding an older version of this book with author illustrations.

Wrong edition and not in advertised condition

I ordered a copy advertised as a German language edition and in very good condition. The picture of the cover showed the title in English but I have translated books with the English title on the cover on it. So I didn't worry since it was advertised as German. I received the book today. What I received was 'acceptable' condition at best with the cover coming loose and the book very beat up and it was in English. I checked the listing and this same English copy with the same cover is still listed as German and in very good condition. Its not either

Wonderfully written tale of adventure and finding oneself.

Great Book!!!

I absolutely enjoyed this book - a great world and beautiful characters. I would suggest reading it before the Lord of the Rings.

decent translation, still a great book.

I must admit at the outset that I haven't finished reading the German translation yet (I'm referring to the paperback here), but so far it's as fun a read as the English. I've had a couple minor issues with the translation so far, but they're fairly trivial and may be perfectly justified by parts farther on in the book. I really enjoy reading English-language books in translation (from Watership Down to Red Dragon) and have also read a good deal of German lit in English, and as translations go this seems to have lost little of the "feel" of Tolkien. That means it can be both dense and playful at once without being tiring. A masterful "Erzählung" in any language (that I can read, at least)!

the Hobbit

The book the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is an adventurous, fantasy tale that takes place in the land of the middle earth. However, even with many "nail-biting"/ action sequences, this story reveals tender and moving themes. Courage, trust, and friendship are the three most dominant themes projected in this tale of adventure. On their quest to restore the dwarves wealth and pride; Bilbo, Gandalf, and the 13 Dwarves encounter numerous challenges of both the emotional and physical nature. Bilbo's revelation from a timid, do-gooder hobbit to a daring thief is the most exciting transformation experienced. Though the story seems to take off at a slow pace, Tolkien's descriptions really pull the reader into the action. If you wish to read of battles with goblins, wargs, spiders, trolls, and the occasional dragon, then don't be turned off by what seems like unnecessary detail in the beginning. The Key, However, is to keep reading, it gets better.

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