About the book
First published in 1990, David Wenzel-'s comic book adaptation-of J.R.R. Tolkien-'s The Hobbit was an immediate success-and has become one of the best-loved graphic novels of the last 20 years. The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a-quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down-when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim their stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most-dreaded dragon, Smaug.
Illustrated and hand painted in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefullyabridged text of the original novel, this handsome authorised edition will introduce new-generations to a magical masterpiece and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages,everywhere. This new edition has been completely rescanned from the original paintingsto achieve more accurate and vibrant colours, with David Wenzel revisiting the work to-provide sensitive improvements and additions to the original edition. The book includes a magnificent and completely new cover design by Wenzel himself.-
About the authorJ.R.R.Tolkien
(1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide