The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization) by J.
            R. R. Tolkien




                                 Fabulous!


In a hole ...
ancestral home in the Lonely Mountains and reclaim a stolen fortune from
the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they and their r...
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  1. 1. The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization) by J. R. R. Tolkien Fabulous! In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of 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. The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves. He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, looking for someone to share in an adventure, Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbits doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure. The dwarves goal is to return to their
  2. 2. ancestral home in the Lonely Mountains and reclaim a stolen fortune from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they and their reluctant companion meet giant spiders, hostile elves, ravening wolves--and, most perilous of all, a subterranean creature named Gollum from whom Bilbo wins a magical ring in a riddling contest. It is from this life-or-death game in the dark that J.R.R. Tolkiens masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, would eventually spring. Though The Hobbit is lighter in tone than the trilogy that follows, it has, like Bilbo Baggins himself, unexpected iron at its core. Dont be fooled by its fairy-tale demeanor; this is very much a story for adults, though older children will enjoy it, too. By the time Bilbo returns to his comfortable hobbit-hole, he is a different person altogether, well primed for the bigger adventures to come--and so is the reader. --Alix Wilber Personal Review: The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization) by J. R. R. Tolkien Let's face it -- there is nothing that can be written about the actual story of "The Hobbit" that has not been written about a bazillion times before. Much more accessible than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien's delightful tale of Bilbo Baggins' adventures will delight you, dear reader, no matter what your age. Enough said about that. What I will opine about is this edition. I had this when I was a youngster but over the years the book disappeared. I always swore that some day I would get another copy and now that I have, I remember why I loved it so much. This hardbound copy comes handsomely detailed on the cover with elvish runes (you can even find out in the book what they mean!) The illustrations and maps inside are lively and add to the reader's enjoyment. The paper quality and the binding are decent, but nothing to write home about. Still, my 8-year old has started reading the book and it hasn't fallen apart yet, so it seems pretty well made. The bottom line is that I have read other editions of "The Hobbit" -- several -- and I prefer this one over all others. Some stories just deserve a substantial feel that paperbacks cannot convey. It's a matter of permanency, and certain works like "The Hobbit" will remain after many others have faded. This edition just feels good in your hands and really does justice to the story and its author. eBay is the ULTIMATE shoppers paradise. At any given time eBay has millions of auctions from the latest electronics, books and child products to the most obsolete items that can’t be found in stores. eBay just announced the “eBay Buyer Protection” plan that covers your purchases on eBay! Shop with confidence and click the link below to see the BEST eBay Auctions right now: Click To View The BEST eBay Auctions On The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization) by J. R. R. Tolkien

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