The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardcover: 399 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13: 978-0618134700 The Annotated Hobbit:
In my humble opinion, the annotated version is the best way to read The Hobbit. We learn how this book was written and what was changed between each edition. The appendix gives additional details about the text. There are also anecdotes about Tolkien’s personal life, centering about his family.
This book also contains many illustrations from all the versions of the book in all the different languages since its original release in 1937.
The Annotated Hobbit is a treasure to long-time fans, but it is also a great starting point for new readers.