The Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

byJ. R. R. TolkienIllustratorJemima Catlin

Hardcover | October 22, 2013


The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin's charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien's beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers.Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
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 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.Jemima Catlin (born in 1986) grew up in Dorset and devel...
Title:The HobbitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pagesPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007497903

ISBN - 13:9780007497904

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book. Great Illustrations I read this to my young boys. They loved the illustrations. It's well worth the $30.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun, rereadable The old adage about never building your world too much in the first novel stands here- Tolkien is locked in by rules and characters which won't show up til LOTR. on its own, it's a romp through the forest, with peril and magic, and a likeable reluctant hero.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic One of the greatest books of our time!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous cover and beautiful illustrations. This is by far the nicest edition of this book that I've seen. The cover (and inside cover) is incredibly detailed. I was surprised by all this book had to offer, but I am in no way disappointed. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Nicest Illustrated Edition Yet This is the nicest illustrated yet of The Hobbit. As incredible as Alan Lee's artwork is, this one feels more like a 'children's tale' as the artwork is colourful and quirky; and meshes with the text - literally. Much like some versions of kids books in general features artwork thoughout the main body of the text, so too does this one. Essentially, it feels like a 'story book.'
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Page Is A Gift I bought this book for my 6 years old supper reader. She examined all the beautiful illustrations on each page for about an hour when she first got the book. Now it is about 2 weeks, she is reading the book and enjoying the story, and still can't help but flip through the pages to look at the pictures again and again. The quality of the paper is excellent too. The book worth every penny we paid!
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved every page! A pleasure to read, I reccommend reading The Hobbit before the Lord of the Rings, and though its style is different from that of the Lord of the Rings, it's better that way, it eases the reader into a series not meant for light reading. It satisfies all of my expectations. The gift edition of the novel is nice to hold, a good size in terms of width, font size, etc., covered with fabric, but I've noticed that finger scratches can easily take off the ink from the cover and the back. Other than that, I'd say that it's worth buying over the paperback editions.
Date published: 2013-01-04

Editorial Reviews

'The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows.'Times Literary Supplement'One of the best loved characters in English fiction. a marvellous fantasy adventure'Daily Mail'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls. an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax'The Observer