Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar!
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937.
This 1997 special edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic.