- File Size: 4181 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (February 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 15, 2012
- Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0079KT81G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 322 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 12 and up|
|Grade Level: 7 and up|
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I know that annotated books can be difficult to navigate, filled with useless, pointless, or just plain boring information, and can be grossly oversized. That is not the case here.
So - here's the scoop.
The original story is very nicely presented, with all original illustrations in color when possible, and in black and white elsewhere. The type is nice and clear, very easy to read. (Many cheaper editions are also rather hard on the eyes. Check the print before you buy, folks!)
The illustrations are printed very clearly, and with very good notes on what they are.
And then the annotations - useful, engaging, and very well done. You will WANT to read these. We discover how the book was written, and what was changed between editions. (There were many changes made so that The Hobbit would conform more easily to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.) There are fascinating tidbits about Tolkien's life and the experiences that made their way into the story.
The forward tells about the writing of the novel, and the appedices give additional details about the text.
There are also many illustrations from other editions of the book. These are varied, from thought-provoking to not-provoking.
And the book is not too big. Some editions are simply too big to be read, but this book is reasonably sized so that you can actually READ IT! In fact, I have not read any other edition of The Hobbit for years, since the original annotated version came out.
The new edition is very much worthwhile. Enjoy!
The illustrations that are presented in the book are a thing of beauty. Not only are there a great many (every two or three pages or so) but they are incredibly colorful and really pop when you look at them. I do think the illustrator's style is to appear more colorful and simple at first glance, but at the same time you will look at the illustrations carefully and see the amount of time and effort that she put into this work. I love this style of simplicity and use of color.Read more ›
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Still one of the greatest books ever. I never realized the extent the movies deviated from the books. I recommend this book to anyone who loves RPG games.Published 2 days ago by customer
A fantasy classic. The entire story in one volume. This is a must read for anyone interested in the fantasy genre.Published 2 days ago by James
I liked the way it was written better than the story even though the story was good. I have not seen the movie, but I doubt if it is as good.Published 2 days ago by Craig Wellnitz
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