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The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Ma...
Publish Date
September 18
First Published in 1937
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One of 70 must-read books.      source
It was an important book to me.      source
Jan 20, 2019
My kids and I have already read The Hobbit twice.      source
Jul 09, 2020
@josefdlange @siracusa @lexfri @notplayingcast Love the books, have read them twice.      source
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
Nov 26, 2020
@simeon_P The Hobbit is a fantastic book. Trying to make it so many movies was the mistake.      source