sabato 30 giugno 2012

The Hobbit, edizione inglese 2011

The Hobbit
di J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins, Londra
1° edizione 2011, pp. 305
L'illustrazione di copertina basata su una rielaborazione della copertina de The Hobbit del 1937 disegnata dalla’autore

La particolarità di questa edizione è la copertina che presenta contrasti di diversi colori (lucido e opaco) e diverse tonalità, oltre al titolo in rilievo. 

This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected...

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on a journey 'there and back and again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...

The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.