"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."
So begins one of the most famous tales in all literature, beloved by children and adults since first published in 1937. The most delightful illustration of Jemima Catlin enhances this particular edition (2013) of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins through wonder and terror and tremendous moral growth. The narrator, with his asides to the readers, is part of the great charm of this tale.
If you have only seen the movies, which do no justice to this wonderful book, read it and discover the tale as Bilbo lived and wrote it.