The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

Description

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. Now, in 1997, this special new edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic.

Details

Author(s)
J. R. R. Tolkien
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
102 x 184 x 21.84mm | 159g
Publication date
01 Jan 1992
Publisher
Del Rey Books
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
50th anniversary ed rev ed
Illustrations note
maps
ISBN10
0345339681
ISBN13
9780345339683
Bestsellers rank
3,632