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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: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. 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 w 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.

Key Features
Author(s)J. R. R. Tolkien
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
Date of Publication01/04/2008
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
ISBN-100007270615
ISBN-139780007270613
SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintHarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Content Note36 b/w illus, 28 col plates (20pp), (2 x b/w maps by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Dimensions
Weight320 g
Width130 mm
Height197 mm

Credits
Illustrator(s)Alan Lee

Editorial Details
Format DetailsB-format paperback
Edition StatementIllustrated edition

Description
Author BiographyJ.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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The Hobbit Illustrated

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: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

Publisher Description

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: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. 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.

Notes

The first ever illustrated paperback of the critically acclaimed and beloved children's classic, featuring 26 colour paintings and over 30 pencil drawings by Alan Lee. 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. This classic edition is now available in a smart new livery, and is illustrated by Alan Lee throughout to complement the new paperback of The Children of Hurin. / First ever illustrated paperback, containing all the stunning paintings by Alan Lee / Classic new package designed to perfectly complement the new paperback edition of The Children of Hurin, the international #1 bestseller with over 1,000,000 copies sold worldwide / The most successful of all Tolkien titles, The Hobbit has been translated into over 40 languages, with estimated sales of nearly 100 million copies / Interest in The Hobbit continues to grow, with a movie from New Line/Warner Bros coming in 2010.

Author Biography

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.

Review

'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

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  • ISBN0007270615
  • Title The Hobbit Illustrated
  • Pages 400
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Year 2008
  • Illustrator Alan Lee
  • ISBN-10 0007270615
  • ISBN-13 9780007270613
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 2008-04-01
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Place of Publication London
  • Country of Publication United Kingdom
  • DEWEY 823.912
  • Birth 1892
  • Author J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Media Book
  • Series Lord of the Rings
  • Death 1973
  • Illustrations 36 b/w illus, 28 col plates (20pp), (2 x b/w maps by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • Edition Illustrated edition
  • Dimensions130mm x 197mm x 196mm

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