sabato 30 maggio 2009

The Hobbit, edizione americana illustrata da Michael Hague

The Hobbit
di J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrazioni: Michael Hague
Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
1° ed. 1997, pp. 290
Copertina: Michael Hague
Brossura, grande formato

Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins. Illustration by Michael Hague

Note di copertina
Tolkien's atmospheric fantasy of Middle-Earth and the unassuming hobbit who joins a party of dwarves in their quest for a fabled treasure horde is beloved by adults and children alike... Michael Hague ... applies his considerable talents and imagination to The Hobbit. Warm and dusky colors predominated in the handsome full-color scenes - 48 in all, including 5 lavish spreads - that embellish this tony edition, which is also beauteously designed . . . Hague is at his very best in full-page spreads of the dwarves' capture by goblins, the battle with the forest spiders, and the dragon Smaug lounging in his plunder room. . . . Purists will be glad to note that Tolkien's drawings of Thror's map and that of the Wilderland are wisely retained." 
- Bookllist

Gandalf introduces Bilbo to Beorn. Illustration by Michael Hague