Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire
to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard
Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his
services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the
treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo''s life is never to be
the same again.
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as JRR
Tolkien''s classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first
publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new
generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo
Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals:
Alice, Pooh, toad.
- Definitive 50th anniversary text
- Original jacket designs by Tolkien
- Matte covers, French flaps, rough cut pages and 2-colour