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 263rd 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)

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The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Hardcover 217041 $19.82 $16.00 2012
The Annotated Hobbit Hardcover 73685 $18.99 $4.07 2002
The Hobbit SparkNotes Literature Guide (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 48462 $4.17 $1.99 2014
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic Paperback 18413 $9.42 $2.69 2001
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition Hardcover 8355 $18.05 $14.47 2013
The Hobbit Paperback 751 $6.99 $3.57 2012
The Hobbit Facsimile Gift Edition Hardcover 134623 $46.87 $55.47 2018
The Hobbit, Prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) Audio CD 809587 $39.84 $33.83
The Hobbit Hardcover 81794 $8.99 $1.93
The Hobbit Kindle Edition 7274 $6.52 2012
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Hardcover 1155507 $26.97 $5.21 1997
El Hobbit. Movie Edition (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 392469 $4.95 $4.26 2012
The Hobbit Audio CD 260150 $12.01 $8.00 2009
The Hobbit: A Dramatization of J.R.R. Tolkien's Classic Audio CD 480239 $80.59 $14.01 1994
An Hobad, nó Anonn Agus ar Ais Arís: The Hobbit in Irish Paperback 463573 $23.88 $23.84 2013
Essential Tolkien CD: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring Audio CD 309937 $7.94 $6.15 2007
Tolkien Calendar 2015: The Hobbit Calendar 83262 $9.94 2014
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again Paperback 4827 $4.75 $1.02
The Hobbit Paperback 459202 $15.36 $0.52
The Hobbit: or There and Back Again Paperback 118938 $9.30 $0.01
El Hobbit (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2275281 $27.13 $32.92
The Hobbit Paperback 28827 $13.81 $2.49
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) Paperback 376908 $2.99 $0.01 2013
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In 2014) Paperback 479753 $6.58 $6.46 2014
The Hobbit Kindle Edition 294 $6.98 2012
The Hobbit Audio CD 12733 $24.09 $16.76 2002
The Hobbit Hardcover 10045 $10.66 $8.08 2012
The Hobbit Paperback 36789 $6.68 $0.01 1989
The Hobbit (Wood Box Edition) Audio CD 539416 $17.72 $10.50 2001
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
Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit Hardcover 43878 $12.13 $12.33 2012
Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit Kindle Edition 141791 $11.89 2012
The Complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy & The Hobbit Set Audio CD 259232 $28.39 $28.30 2012
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Set Audio CD 788004 $33.33 $34.98 2009
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) Paperback 234470 $0.24 $0.01 2012
Art of the Hobbit Hardcover 724721 $26.46 $29.17 2011
The Hobbit (Dramatised) Audible Audio Edition 9497 $9.95 2007
The Hobbit (Wood Box Edition) Audio CD 43735 $8.74 $8.14 2012
El Hobbit/ the Hobbit (Senor de los Anilos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1441214 $59.99 $8.61 2006
The Hobbit Paperback 28781 $2.23 $0.01 2002
The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) Hardcover 24405 $19.37 $5.30 1973
The Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 278645 $7.00 $0.01 2011
The Hobbit (Dramatized) Audible Audio Edition 4405 $17.95 2007
The Hobbit Hardcover 1287608 $30.86 $30.85 1997
The Hobbit (Wood Box Edition) Audio CD 586553 $29.44 $18.37 2000
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again; an Illustrated Edition Library Binding 788311 $615.59 $43.53 1977
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Set Audio CD 1071467 $25.00 $9.18 2002
Hobbit, El (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 3518018 $46.97 $46.97
Tolkien Calendar 2017: The Hobbit 80th Anniversary Calendar 112511 $8.38 2016
El Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 1674093 $13.00 $0.01 1991
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
El Hobbit Infantil (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2669832 $23.29 $25.67
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
An Hobad, nó Anonn agus Ar Ais Arís (Irish Edition) Hardcover 1148759 $21.71 $20.99 2012
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 Paperback 3197386 $12.99 $10.53 2000
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by Tolkien, J.R.R.(October 1, 2013) Hardcover Hardcover 263760 $21.01 $15.45
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 Hardcover 12232 $14.49 $7.94 2007
The Hobbit: Pocket Edition Hardcover 7537 $9.93 $5.88 2012
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Pre-Lord of the Rings) Mass Market Paperback 383323 $2.00 $0.25 2012
La Hobito, aŭ, Tien kaj Reen: The Hobbit in Esperanto (Esperanto Edition) Paperback 466698 $18.84 $14.66 2015
La Hobito, aŭ, Tien kaj Reen: The Hobbit in Esperanto (Esperanto Edition) Hardcover 1336094 $28.28 $32.62 2015
The Hobbit Mass Market Paperback 37078 $2.49 $0.10 1986
Hobbit or There & Back Again (Japanese Edition) Paperback 966859 $11.41 $4.13 2012
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