A new deluxe slip cased edition of The Hobbit, featuring the definitive corrected and reset text, plus Tolkiens paintings and drawings in full colour.
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. Bilbos life is never to be the same again.
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkiens 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
The most successful of all Tolkien titles, The Hobbit has been translated into almost 50 languages and sold over 100 million copies.
Read by each new generation since publication in 1937.
Winner of the Keith Barker Millennium Book Award for most significant childrens books of the century, as voted for by the Library Association: School Libraries and Youth Libraries Group, and the School Library Association
Contains newly reset and fully corrected definitive text, and packaged to match the definitive 50th anniversary Lord of the Rings.
Includes Tolkiens maps and 13 paintings and drawings, 8 of which appear exclusively here in colour for the first time in 15 years.
The perfect gift edition - in anticipation of the forthcoming Hobbit movie.