Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienAnnotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Annotated Hobbit

byJ.R.R. Tolkien

Hardcover | May 15, 2003


The definitive edition of this beloved children?s classic, featuring a wealth of accompanying illustrations and notes which take the reader further into both the story, and the tale of how it was written.

Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. 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.

As with all classics, repeated readings continue to bring new detail and perspectives to the reader?s mind, and Tolkien?s Middle-earth is a vast mine of treasures and knowledge, its lode being folklore, mythology and language. The Hobbit is, therefore, an ideal book for annotation: as well as offering a marvellous and entrancing story, it introduces the reader to the richly imagined world of Middle-earth, a world more fully and complexly realised in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

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 an...
Title:Annotated HobbitFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 15, 2003Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007137273

ISBN - 13:9780007137275

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect coffee table book for Tolkien fans! Got this as a gift and I LOVE IT. It has backgrounds on the changes that were made to different parts over time, lovely pictures for both The Hobbit itself and works that inspired it, and overall bequeaths a deeper understanding (and ultimately, I think, enjoyment) of one of the best books ever.
Date published: 2017-07-07