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In The Hobbit, a Hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins is dragged into a magical adventure by the wizard Gandalf. He takes the Halfling on a journey with thirteen dwarves. The distant Lonely Mountain is their destination. Under the mountain lies a lost dwarven treasure, taken and guarded by the dangerous dragon Smaug.
Bilbo’s must finally play a key role in returning the treasure to the dwarves, but before he can do so the company must face many dangers. Their path will take them under the Misty Mountains, and through the ominous Mirkwood Forest, where mysterious Wood Elves dwell. As if all this is not enough, a meeting with the vile creature Gollum and a Golden Ring will change the life of Bilbo and many others forever…
About the writer
The Hobbit was written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), an English scholar and professor in Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Tolkien is most famous for writing the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Hobbit is a prelude to this story, and gives the reader a first glimpse into the magical world of Middle-Earth, which has intrigued readers for generations. The success of the 2012 blockbuster movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey once more showed the timelessness of Tolkiens works.