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Synopsis

"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them." Sunday Times

"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax." Observer

"A flawless masterpiece ... One of the most influential books of our generation." The Times

"The Hobbit is quite simply a must read, a real delight." Fantasy Book Review

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.

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Reader reviews

from England

10-stars

A brilliant book.

from America

10-stars

I\'m by no means a literary critic or an avid reader, but it is quite a good book, very mystical and exciting, though it can be boring at times, although this is the case with any book. If you\'re looking for a good classic then this would be a good book to pick up.

from Canada

10-stars

Good book.

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