The Hobbit

byJ. R. R. TolkienIllustratorAlan Lee

May 13, 2008|
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Read the classic edition of Bilbo Baggins'' adventures in Middle-earth. Featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson''s THE HOBBIT trilogy.Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ''there and back again''. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.It is now available in a smart new package, and is illustrated throughout in gorgeous watercolour and delicate pencil by Alan Lee, Conceptual Artist for Peter Jackson''s films, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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Title:The Hobbit
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Published:May 13, 2008
Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780007270613

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