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The Hobbit, or, There and back again / by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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  • ISBN: 0345339681
  • ISBN: 9780345339683
  • ISBN: 9780606008112
  • ISBN: 060600811X
  • ISBN: 9780808520801
  • ISBN: 0808520806
  • ISBN: 9780812415834
  • ISBN: 0812415833
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1982,c1937.

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General Note:
"Published by arrangement with Houghlin Mifflin"--T.p. verso.
Citation/References Note:
Summary, etc.:
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.
The first of Tolkien's tales set in the fantasy realm of Middle Earth and featuring the adventures of a hobbit hero.
Target Audience Note:
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR 7.2 17.0.
Reading Counts! 1000 8.00 21 Q05271.
Subject: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81.

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