The Hobbit (The Lord of the Rings)

This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full-page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map—all prepared by the author.

"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.

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.

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

ISBN: 9780395177112

ISBN-10: 9780395177112

Publisher: Clarion Books

Publication Date: 10/24/1973 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/24/1973 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories

Young Adult Fiction / Classics

Young Adult Fiction / Media Tie-In