Hobbit. Today is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien’s famous book. First editions are now worth about US$50,000 but if you bought one you might be surprised to see that the story is somewhat different from the one everybody is used to. After Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings he had to go back and rewrite some of The Hobbit to make Biblo’s ring more important.
- The Hobbit 75th birthday celebrated worldwide (telegraph.co.uk)
- Bilbo Baggins at 75 (guardian.co.uk)