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The Hobbit AND The Fellowship of The Ring AND The Two Towers AND The Return of the King (BOXED SET OF FOUR)

Tolkien, J.R.R.

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ISBN 10: 0345272579 / ISBN 13: 9780345272577
Published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1978
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Publisher's set of four mass market paperbacks in a decorated golden cardboard slipcase. The cover paintings, interestingly enough, are by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbitt (Revised Edition) shows a single reading creasse to spine and a PON in ink to the introductory "teaser" page; call it "very good." But the three volumes of "The Lord of the Rings" are all as-new, unread trade paperbacks. All four volumes are later printings, from 1978. We list the ISBN from "The Hobbit"; ISBNs for the three volumes of "The Lord of the Rings" are 0-345-272587; 0-345-27259-5, and 0-345-27260-9. Price for the publisher's set of four, in original decorated golden cardboard slipcase. Reduced from $100. Bookseller Inventory # 004898

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Title: The Hobbit AND The Fellowship of The Ring ...

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Cover paintings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Synopsis:

Film tie-in edition of the best-selling classic work of fantasy of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle-earth, featuring the complete story told in both films, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.

But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

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"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbit's doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure.

The dwarves' goal is to return to their ancestral home in the Lonely Mountains and reclaim a stolen fortune from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they and their reluctant companion meet giant spiders, hostile elves, ravening wolves--and, most perilous of all, a subterranean creature named Gollum from whom Bilbo wins a magical ring in a riddling contest. It is from this life-or-death game in the dark that J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, would eventually spring. Though The Hobbit is lighter in tone than the trilogy that follows, it has, like Bilbo Baggins himself, unexpected iron at its core. Don't be fooled by its fairy-tale demeanor; this is very much a story for adults, though older children will enjoy it, too. By the time Bilbo returns to his comfortable hobbit-hole, he is a different person altogether, well primed for the bigger adventures to come--and so is the reader. --Alix Wilber

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