Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.
The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and more than 60 years later Tolkien’s epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure, with its reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins, has lost none of its appeal.
Now, the classic hardback edition is available once again. Featuring the distinctive cover illustration painted by Tolkien himself, it has been redesigned to match the popular hardback editions of the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings, which also feature Tolkien’s cover illustrations.
About the Author
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 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. The Children of Hurin was published for the first time in 2007.
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Comments about The Hobbit:
Great book for all lord of the rings fans everywhere.
With its map end papers, runic decoration and sampler-like colour plates of Rivendell and Hobbiton-across-the-Water, this edition of the seminal fantasy of the 20th century (its hero half romantic adventurer, half home-loving Hobbit) is a joy. (8-11 yrs) (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: November 1995
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.7 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 70
Edition Type: Special edition