Hobbit Graphic Novel

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harpercollins (uk) | December 12, 1991 | Trade Paperback

Hobbit Graphic Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

First published over 50 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien?s The Hobbit has become one of the best-loved books of all time. Now Tolkien?s fantasy classic has been adapted into a fully painted graphic novel.

The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins...a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim the dwarves? stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger - and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most-dreaded dragon Smaug. Illustrated in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefully abridged text of the original novel, this handsome authorised edition will introduce new generations to a magical masterpiece - and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.88 × 8.13 × 0.4 in

Published: December 12, 1991

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261102664

ISBN - 13: 9780261102668

Found in: Fantasy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Perfect. When I first read The Hobbit (the traditional novel), I completely fell in love with it. Some years passed until I finally found The Graphic Novel and it was jus perfect. The scenes happened to be just as how I had imagined them, the illustrations are simply beautiful, bright colours. But one of the things that I like the most is the amount of writing it has. I had read before The Chronicles of Narnia and Twilight in graphic novels, and being really good, the amount of dialogues is too short; The Hobbit instead, has a lot of writing and original quotes from the novel.
Date published: 2010-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Comic!!! The illustrations are excellent, everything i imagined from the novel was there. I didn't think that it was possible to turn The Hobbit into a comic book. The graphic novel has almost everything from the original book. That's what I liked about it the most, Tolkiens unique way of writing is still there. If only there was a graphic novel for the Lord of the Rings!! All in all, I think this was a very, very good book.
Date published: 2001-03-16

– More About This Product –

Hobbit Graphic Novel

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.88 × 8.13 × 0.4 in

Published: December 12, 1991

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0261102664

ISBN - 13: 9780261102668

From the Publisher

First published over 50 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien?s The Hobbit has become one of the best-loved books of all time. Now Tolkien?s fantasy classic has been adapted into a fully painted graphic novel.

The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins...a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim the dwarves? stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger - and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most-dreaded dragon Smaug. Illustrated in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefully abridged text of the original novel, this handsome authorised edition will introduce new generations to a magical masterpiece - and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere.

About the Author

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father?s death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures. His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward?s School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shone in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called The Book of Lost Tales but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion. In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that t
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