Alan Lee, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Hobbit Poster Collection
Cena: 497 Kč
Six paintings by Alan Lee
"Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who never went for adventures until Gandalf the wizard and his dwarves persuaded him to go. He had a very exciting time fighting goblins and worgs... and returned home – rich!"
When 10-year-old Rayner Unwin produced this report for his father, publisher Stanley Unwin, he had no idea that the manuscript would go on to be a remarkable success. Neither did its author, J.R.R.Tolkien, Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, when, inexplicably, he jotted the famous opening sentence – "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" – on a blank sheet while examining papers! Yet, within a year of its publication, The Hobbit had won the New York Herald Tribune prize for children's literature and was set to become a classic.
First published on 21st September 1937, The Hobbit is now recognized as an international bestseller: it has been translated into 25 languages and has sold over 35 million copies worldwide. The six pictures contained in this poster collection are taken from our beautiful commemorative edition of "one of the most influential books of our generation" (The Times). Published in 1997 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, it contains the full original text of The Hobbit plus 25 commissioned paintings and a wealth of line illustrations by Alan Lee.
"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them"