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Publisher Description

Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie.

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 skill as a burglar.

Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo.

Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.


‘One of the best loved characters in English fiction… a marvellous fantasy adventure’
Daily Mail

‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’
The Observer

‘A flawless masterpiece’
The Times

About the author

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
20 April
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

AndyKPauley ,


The hobbit is a firm good story! It is also dramatized as a cartoon-style version which is well done, & a good tale to buy!

Foodpunks ,


Have read a few times now. Always amazing. Like an old friend. Highly recommended.

F serve ,

Hated It

The Hobbit is by far the worst book I have read in my life. It such a slow book that makes it worse than it already is. I wanted to kill myself every time I have to read. It was a complete waste of space in my purchases and since I have read it has made my life terrible!!

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