First printing as indicated by the numeral 1 on the verso of the title page; minor wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve; illustrated with black and white maps and drawings. N° de ref. de la librería
Reseña del editor:
A major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’, including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.
The History of the Hobbit presents for the first time, in two volumes, the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth.
The Hobbit was first published on 21 September 1937. Like its successor, The Lord of the Rings, it is a story that "grew in the telling", and many characters and story threads in the published text are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads".
As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how Tolkien came to revise the book years after publication to accommodate events in The Lord of the Rings.
Like Christopher Tolkien’s The History of The Lord of the Rings before it, this is a thoughtful yet exhaustive examination of one of the most treasured stories in English literature. Long overdue for a classic book now celebrating 70 years in print, this companion edition offers fascinating new insights for those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo's round door for the first time.
Título: The History of the Hobbit Pt. 1 : Mr. ...
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: Very Good +
Edición: British First
Descripción Hardback. Condición: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR002497365
Descripción Harper Collins, 2007. Hard Cover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Black boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Clean Pages. Jacket is not price clipped. 1st edition. Nº de ref. del artículo: 7114
Descripción Harper Collins, 2007. Hard Cover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Part one and two. Both books have black boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Clean Pages. Jacket is not price clipped. 1st edition.A heacvy lot so there will be extra postage for overseas buyers. Nº de ref. del artículo: 6850
Descripción HarperCollins, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. pp: 467. Pictorial dust jacket, colour frontispiece. The first volume of a three-volume set. A study of 'The Hobbit' with the complete text and commentary. A fine copy in a dust jacket protected with a Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 8¾" Tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 10490
Descripción Harper Collins, 2007. Hardcover. Condición: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0007235550
Descripción Harper Collins, 2007. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110007235550
Descripción Harper Collins, 2007. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0007235550