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ISBN-10: 0261102214

ISBN-13: 9780261102217

Edition: 70th 1991

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien

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'The Hobbit' is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving, unambitious hobbit.
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Book details

List price: $18.35
Edition: 70th
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 4.37" wide x 7.05" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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…