giovedì 11 ottobre 2012

The Hobbit, edizione inglese 2012

Dopo l’edizione ‘disegnata’ ecco l’edizione ufficiale del film.

The Hobbit
di  J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London
1° ed. 30 August 2012, pp. 390
Illustrazione di copertina con imagine tratta dal film di Peter Jackson (diritti Warner)

This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and staying 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 contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back 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.

‘A flawless masterpiece’ The Times