1stPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)Format: Hardcover
This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague.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.
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