The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings) (Pre-Lord of the Rings)

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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The definitive edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's most beloved book, sporting a facsimile of his original cover design and complete with colour plates of his own paintings, brand new reproductions of all his drawings, and colour versions of both maps.

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.

Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as JRR Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad...

  • ISBN13 9780261103283
  • Publish Date 9 April 1995 (first published 1 January 1938)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd