mercoledì 10 agosto 2011

The Hobbit, edizione americana "autorizzata" del 1966

The Hobbit
di J.R.R. Tolkien
Ballantine Books, New York, 2° ed. 1966, 
5° ristampa 1966
Edizione riveduta
Illustrazione: Barbara Remington

Note di copertina
In this delightful and enthralling tale, J.R.R. Tolkien first created the imperishable world of fantasy called Middle-earth and those charming, lilliputian creatures – the Hobbits – whose adventures continue in “The Lord of the Rings.”
‘The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own- a world that seems to have been going on before we stumbled into it but which, once found by the right reader, becomes indispensable to him. Its place is with 'Alice and The Wind in the Willows.' ... Prediction is dangerous, but 'The Hobbit' may well prove a classic.'
-London. Times Literary Supplement

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Revised Edition
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