Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
A new paperback edition of JRR Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece, The Hobbit. The most successful of all Tolkien titles, The Hobbit has been translated into 30 languages and sold over 35 million copies. Read by each new generation since publication in 1937. Has a huge cult following plus potential for far wider readership, both children and adult. Special edition - completely reset and now includes the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
'One of the most influential books of our generation! A flawless masterpiece' The Times 'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.