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Over 60,000 copies of the hardback now sold Over 100,000 copies of Alan Lee's illustrated Lord of the Rings (single volume hardback edition) sold in the UK alone! 22 full colour original illustrations plus 38 delicate pencil drawings Acclaimed as the definitve version of The Hobbit -- ideal for adults and children Artist Alan Lee was awarded an Oscar for his work on the design of the final part of The Lord of the Rings feature film trilogy

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J.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 35 languages and have sold many millions of copies world wide. Alan Lee is the creator of the highly successful illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings, and winner of the 1994 Kate Greenaway Medal for Children's Book Illustration. He won an Oscar for his work on Peter Jackson's Return of the King.

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Noted artist Hague provides 48 dazzling paintings for this first-ever version of the timeless fantasy classic. All ages. (Oct.)

'A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax' Observer 'A flawless masterpiece' The Times

First published in the U.K. in 1937, this is the volume that introduced the world to hobbits, Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard, and the Ring of power. A new edition, formatted for younger readers, was released in August and features cover art by Peter S!s (ISBN 0-618-16221-6. $18; pap. ISBN 0-618-15082-X. $10). Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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