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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien’s children’s fantasy adventure novel on greed, trust, fellowship and heroism follows the magical quest and personal growth of a hobbit: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends or worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy, hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” And precisely this comfort is what young hobbit Bilbo Baggins doesn’t want to give up so quickly when strangers come knocking at his door. He never planned on embarking on an adventure. But in the company of dwarves, he suddenly finds himself evading giant spiders, battling goblins, and outsmarting trolls. All in the perilous quest to reclaim the treasure a dragon stole from his companions. This tale of friendship, courage, identity and coming of age has captured readers’ hearts for decades. 

· · 1937

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Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Harper Collins Publ. UK, 1991. 389 pp., ISBN 9780261102217

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