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'The Hobbit' Books


With The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien introduced the world to his Middle-earth, with all the elves, wizards, orcs, trolls, spiders, wolves, Smaug, and the hobbits--small creatures with hairy feet. Meet Bilbo Baggins, and read more about Tolkien's famous work, The Hobbit.

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1. The Annotated Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Doug Anderson. Houghton Mifflin Company. Doug Anderson offers notes on The Hobbit--to coincide with the fully restored and corrected text of the original story. This edition also features more than 150 illustrations showing visual interpretations of The Hobbit. Also, find drawings, maps, and color paintings.
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2. Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien. Thorndike Press. As Tolkien once wrote: "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."
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3. Hobbit Companion

by David Day. Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated. From the publisher: "Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings,' master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface."
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4. The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Company. From the publisher: "J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is one of hte twentieth century's best-loved writers. Admired by both children and adults, his books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide."
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5. Hobbit - Unabridged Audio

by J.R.R. Tolkien. Read by BBC Radio. Random House. From the publisher: "Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of the dark and dragon fire alone and unaided."
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6. Poems From The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Company. From the publisher: "This miniature book, illustrated with thirty of Tolkien's own paintings and drawings, contains all the poems, plus Gollum's eight famous riddles, and will be a perfect keepsake for lovers of 'The Hobbit' and Tolkien's Middle-earth."
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7. The Hobbit: A Journey into Maturity

by William H. Green. Gale Group. From the publisher: "Green shows how Tolkien adapted the structure and dramatic force of the mythic quest to a modern literary form. Underlying Tolkien's tall tale of an unlikely hero drawn into a fantastic series of adventures is a complex exploration of the nature of the human journey into maturity and of the power of myth to both elucidate and validate that journey."
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8. Hobbit: A Teaching Guide

by Mary E. Podhaizer. Garlic Press. From the publisher: "A Challenging Level teaching guide for advanced readers, accenting the theme of 'the Journey.' Designed not only for the appreciation of good literature, but to introduce the more rigorous elements of literary criticism, such as critical writing, plot design and conflict, irony, rhetoric, point of view, foreshadowing and flashback, dialogue, and more. The perfect supplement to a fine piece of literature."
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9. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

by Robert Foster. Ballantine Books. From the publisher: "For the millions who have already ventured to Middle-earth, and for the countless others who have yet to embark on the journey–here is the one indispensable A-to-Z guide that brings Tolkien’s universe to life."
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10. Bilbo's Last Song

by J.R.R. Tolkien. Knopf. From the publisher: "'Bilbo's Last Song' is considered by many to be Tolkien's epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind."
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