The Hobbit

Paperback | December 23, 1991

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

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A brand new revised edition of the best-selling graphic novel based on the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings.First published in 1990, David Wenzel's comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an immediate success and has become one of the best-loved graphic novels of the last 20 years.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 their 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 and hand painted 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.This new edition has been completely re-scanned from the original paintings to achieve more accurate and vibrant colours, with David Wenzel revisiting the work to provide sensitive improvements and additions to the original edition. The book includes a magnificent and completely new cover design by Wenzel himself.

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A brand new revised edition of the best-selling graphic novel based on the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings.First published in 1990, David Wenzel's comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an immediate success and has become one of the best-loved graphic novels of the last 20 years.The Hobbit is the story of ...

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irst 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 a...

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:December 23, 1991Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0261102664

ISBN - 13:9780261102668

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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