The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Format:  Hardcover,

317 pages

Edition: Collectors

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Oct 1973

ISBN-13: 9780395177112

ISBN-10: 0395177111

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This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author. J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "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. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Oct 1973
ISBN-13: 9780395177112
ISBN-10: 0395177111
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 317
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.34 x 1.53 x 9.75
Walmart No.: 0978039517711

About the author

Biography of Tolkien, J. R. R.

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill", a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrn and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

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Review by Library Journal (2001-10-01)

First published in the U.K. in 1937, this is the volume that introduced the world to hob bits, Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard, and the Ring of power. A new edition, formatted for younger readers, was released in August and features cover art by Peter S!'s (ISBN 0-618-16221-6. $18; pap. ISBN 0-618-15082-X. $10).

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2013 (Australia)

Book description

This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.
J. R. R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "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.

The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.

For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise".

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 8reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beautiful Book A very nice collector's edition of The Hobbit. The illustrations are done by JRR Tolkien which I love. Also the price here is very nice compared to the usual 35 dollar price tag. The print is large and the pages are kind of thick, making it a very easy read. I highly recommend this book. 03/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by This edition of the Hobbit is wonderfully done. This is the second time I have purchased this edition and would highly recommend it. Now both of my daughters have their own copy. The illustrations are superb. 12/18/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Hobbit...WONDERFUL!! This is a great bargain, well packaged with a hard case. My teen son loved it! 09/12/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Truly A Classic! Truly a classic and we are elated to add it to our collection! Excellent price as well! We couldn't be happier with our purchase! 06/05/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Product was good and arrived on time HOWEVER The delivery person left this book on the front stairs flat on the ground in the pouring rain. I found it the next day soaking wet. I guess getting it there is one thing caring if it gets destroyed is another. 12/31/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by It's a very good book. 07/14/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book fast shipping My son loved this book and it looks great. 01/02/2014
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