The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

A fantasy novel and children's book by J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in a time "Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men", The Hobbit follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into darker, deeper territory. The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature, or type of creature, of Tolkien's Wilderland. By accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey and adventurous side of his nature (the "Tookish" side) and applying his wits and common sense, Bilbo develops a new level of maturity, competence and wisdom.

The 193rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 19th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - 22nd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 40th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  4. - 71st on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  7. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Tolkien Calendar 2015: The Hobbit Calendar 83262 $9.94 2014
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The Hobbit Hardcover 10045 $10.66 $8.08 2012
The Hobbit Paperback 36789 $6.68 $0.01 1989
El Hobbit / The Hobbit (Spanish Edition) Paperback 611086 $22.80 $21.71 2005
El Hobbit / The Hobbit: Historia de una ida y una vuelta / There and Back Again (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1552729 $22.55 2012
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Ka Hopita: a i 'ole, I Laila a Ho'i Hou mai: The Hobbit in Hawaiian (Hawaiian Edition) Paperback 906023 $19.63 $22.50 2015
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, Special Deluxe Edition Green Leather Binding and Slip Case (Lord of the Rings) Hardcover 274248 $39.99 $39.97
THE HOBBIT Mass Market Paperback 1407698 $5.93 $0.01 1984
Art of the Hobbit Hardcover 724721 $26.46 $29.17 2011
The Hobbit (Dramatised) Audible Audio Edition 9497 $9.95 2007
Lo Hobbit (Italian Edition) Paperback 1341999 $13.09 $18.84 2012
The Hobbit (Wood Box Edition) Audio CD 2159957 $49.95 $51.14 2012
El Hobbit/ the Hobbit (Senor de los Anilos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1441214 $59.99 $8.61 2006
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The Hobbit Hardcover 1287608 $30.86 $30.85 1997
The Hobbit (Wood Box Edition) Audio CD 586553 $29.44 $18.37 2000
The Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 819279 $50.00 $1.99
Ka Hopita, a i 'ole, I Laila a Ho'i Hou mai: The Hobbit in Hawaiian (Hawaiian Edition) Hardcover 1562564 $33.75 $33.95 2015
Hobbit, El (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 3518018 $46.97 $46.97
Der Hobit, oder, Ahin un Vider Tsurik: The Hobbit in Yiddish (Yiddish Edition) Paperback 1987479 $24.75 $25.95 2015
El Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 1674093 $13.00 $0.01 1991
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again; an Illustrated Edition Library Binding 788311 $615.59 $43.53 1977
The Hobbit Collector's Edition Hardcover 39304 $42.36 $41.49
The Hobbit: A 3-D Pop-Up Adventure Hardcover 577652 $99.99 $34.45 1999
The Hobbit Hardcover 308598 $12.00 $0.01 1997
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The Hobbit: Pocket Edition Hardcover 62821 $12.48 $7.21 2012
The Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 2373884 $18.08 $0.01 1985
The Hobbit (Illustrated/Collector Edition)[There and Back Again] Hardcover 1615905 $31.22 $31.20
The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to the Lord of the Rings Mass Market Paperback 1777707 $1.00
The Hobbit [Unabridged, Audiobook] Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged edition Audio CD 971293 $29.10 $21.99
The Hobbit Paperback 3197386 $12.99 $10.53 2000
El Hobbit (Libros de El Hobbit) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 274022 2010
The Hobbit Movie Trilogy Colouring Book Paperback 138131 $9.09 2017
The Hobbit: A Dramatization of J.R.R. Tolkien's Classic Audio CD 480239 $80.59 $14.01 1994
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The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Hardcover 1155507 $26.97 $5.21 1997
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La Hobito, aŭ, Tien kaj Reen: The Hobbit in Esperanto (Esperanto Edition) Hardcover 1336094 $28.28 $32.62 2015
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Hobbit or There & Back Again (Japanese Edition) Paperback 966859 $11.41 $4.13 2012
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El Hobbit. Movie Edition (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 392469 $4.95 $4.26 2012
The Art Of The Hobbit By J.r.r. Tolkien Hardcover 35393 $25.99 $13.30 2012
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THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT; REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION Hardcover 2200809 $126.53 $51.57
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The Hobbit Facsimile Gift Edition Hardcover 134623 $46.87 $55.47 2018
A Hobbit Audible Audiobook 99261 $17.24 2019
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La Hobito, aŭ, Tien kaj Reen: The Hobbit in Esperanto (Esperanto Edition) Paperback 466698 $18.84 $14.66 2015
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The Annotated Hobbit Hardcover 57433 $15.50 $11.50 2002
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The Hobbit (Graphic Novel): An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic Paperback 2127 $14.76 $7.99 2001
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Set Audio CD 1071467 $25.00 $9.18 2002
Tolkien Calendar 2017: The Hobbit 80th Anniversary Calendar 112511 $8.38 2016
El Hobbit Infantil (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2669832 $23.29 $25.67
An Hobad, nó Anonn agus Ar Ais Arís (Irish Edition) Hardcover 1148759 $21.71 $20.99 2012
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The Hobbit, Or There and Back Again, Text by J.R.R. Tolkien and Illustrations from the Film by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass Paperback 2035724 $27.00 $4.21 1978