The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic
by J.R.R. Tolkien; Adapted by Charles Dixon and Sean Deming
Cover Artist: Cover: Didier Graffert; Illustrations by David Wenzel
Review by Gayle Surrette
Ballantine Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345445605
Date: 25 September 2012 List Price $20.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS! First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right, presented here in a new expanded edition.
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth—and a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.
(Source: Ballantine Books)