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The Hobbit or, There and Back Again

Author: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: cartographic maps atlases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0345008618 9780345008619
OCLC Number: 648152774
Description: 287 pages
Responsibility: by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbit's doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure.

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