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Alan Lee was born in England in 1947. Inspired by Tolkien's work to pursue his chosen path as an artist of the mythic and fantastic, he has illustrated a wide range of books including Faeries, The Mabinogion, Castles, Merlin Dreams, the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. He is a winner of the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Illiad.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Fantasy.