Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.
“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”
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