The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
Illustrated By: Alan Lee
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The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee  -     By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    Illustrated By: Alan Lee

 The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee

Illustrated By: Alan Lee
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1997 / Hardcover

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This beautifully illustrated 60th anniversary edition of The Hobbit is a great modern classic and prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 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 hoarde 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.

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Title:  The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrated By: Alan Lee
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 10 X 7 1/2 X 1.13 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 9 ounces
ISBN: 0395873460
ISBN-13: 9780395873465
Stock No: WW873460
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This lavish gift edition of 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.

Author Bio

ALAN LEE was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and the three ’Great Tales’ of Middle-earth: The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin. He has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known, however, for his work on the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and now the film versions.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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"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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