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This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. This gift edition, with new watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee, celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the first publication in 1937.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Classics
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Street Date: September 19, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3035
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Shanna — 6 years ago
Gorgeous copy, beautiful colored illustrations, arrived in perfect condition. If you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings movies and wish to get a taste of his writing without having to read all the novels this is a great start.see moreof the reviewer's review