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"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. logo logo

Reader reviews

from Canada


Good book.

from UK


This book is amazing!!!!!! Love it!!!!!! :)

from Australia


Lol the only people that didn\'t like the book were because they were in year 7 or something. I\'m still pretty young, and I\'ll admit the vocabulary, etc. is a bit old-fashioned and hard to understand, but otherwise 10/10. The movies are great too.

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