The Hobbit

The Hobbit Cover

The Hobbit

Or There and Back Again

By Alan Lee (Illustrator); J. R. R. Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780395873465, 289pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 1997

Description
This lavish gift editionof 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.


Praise For The Hobbit

"All those, young or old, who love a finely imagined story, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." Horn Book Guide

"A flawless masterpiece." The Times of London

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