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THE HOBBIT
OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN
BY
J.R.R. TOLKIEN 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, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of the Five Armies are some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. But there are lighter moments as well: good fellowship, welcome meals, laughter and song. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written for Professor Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant acclaim when published. It is a complete and marvellous tale in itself, but it also forms a prelude to The Lord of the Rings . ‘One of the most influential books of our generation’
The Times CONTENTS TITLE PAGE LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS NOTE ON THE TEXT AUTHOR’S NOTE CHAPTER I: AN UNEXPECTED PARTY CHAPTER II: ROAST MUTTON CHAPTER III: A SHORT REST CHAPTER IV: OVER HILL AND UNDER HILL CHAPTER V: RIDDLES IN THE DARK CHAPTER VI: OUT OF THE FRYING-PAN INTO THE FIRE CHAPTER VII: QUEER LODGINGS CHAPTER VIII: FLIES AND SPIDERS CHAPTER IX: BARRELS OUT OF BOND CHAPTER X: A WARM WELCOME CHAPTER XI: ON THE DOORSTEP CHAPTER XII: INSIDE INFORMATION CHAPTER XIII: NOT AT HOME CHAPTER XIV: FIRE AND WATER CHAPTER XV: THE GATHERING OF THE CLOUDS CHAPTER XVI: A THIEF IN THE NIGHT CHAPTER XVII: THE CLOUDS BURST CHAPTER XVIII: THE RETURN JOURNEY CHAPTER XIX: THE LAST STAGE
WORKS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN COPYRIGHT ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
ILLUSTRATIONS Thror’s Map The Trolls The Mountain-path The Misty Mountains looking West Beorn’s Hall The Elvenking’s Gate Lake Town The Front Gate The Hall at Bag-End Map of Wilderland
NOTE ON THE TEXT T he Hobbit was first published in September 1937. Its 1951 second edition (fifth impression) contains a significantly revised portion of Chapter V, “Riddles in the Dark,” which brings the story of The Hobbit more in line with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings , then in progress. Tolkien made some further revisions to the American edition published by Ballantine Books in February 1966, and to the British third edition (sixteenth impression) published by George Allen & Unwin later that same year. For the 1995 British hardcover edition, published by HarperCollins, the text of The Hobbit was entered into word-processing files, and a number of further corrections of misprints and errors were made. Since then, various editions of The Hobbit have been generated from that computerized text file. For the present text, that file has been compared again, line by line, with the earlier editions, and a number of further corrections have been made to present a text that, as closely as possible, represents Tolkien’s final intended form. Readers interested in details of the changes made at various times to the text of The Hobbit

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