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Join Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain to help thirteen Dwarves get back their treasure from a Dragon in J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy classic: The Hobbit.
Summary of the Book
Bilbo Baggins was quite comfortable with his life. He liked his hole in the ground, a hole with good food and all the comforts of home. Like all Hobbits, he didn't care for adventures, and he certainly didn't care for the Wizard Gandalf. But as he soon finds out, no one ignores a Wizard. Gandalf sends thirteen rather unruly Dwarves to Bilbo's address, and volunteers him to be their burglar. Their mission is to steal a rare jewel called the Arkenstone from a sleeping Dragon. For this, they must travel to the Lonely Mountain, where lies the lost Dwarven city of Erebor. It seemed simple enough to Bilbo, but Smaug the Magnificent Dragon is anything but simple. Can Bilbo and his friends escape the Dragon's wrath, or will they lose their lives like the Dwarves of the past?
About J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien was a British writer, philologist, professor, and poet. Best remembered for his works related to Middle-earth, he wrote: The Lord of the Rings, the Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth, and the Silmarillion.
The Hobbit has been adapted into a hit movie trilogy by Peter Jackman starring Martin Freeman, Ian Mckellen and Benedict Cumberbatch. The third part in the series is due for release in December 2014.