Publisher's description for The hobbit, or, There and back again / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee.
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"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. This gift edition, with new watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee, celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the first publication in 1937.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction, Fantasy