Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Bilbo’s Last Songis considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic workThe Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind. Pauline Baynes’s jewel-like illustrations lushly depict both this final voyage and scenes fromThe Hobbit, as Bilbo remembers his first journey while he prepares for his last. From the Hardcover edition.
Forthcoming, October 2012
Written by the author of THE HOBBIT, BILBO'S LAST SONG is Tolkien's poignant epilogue to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. While Bilbo Baggins embarks on his last journey to the West, his mind is cast back to his first big adventure, THE HOBBIT.
J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. From 1925-1959 he was an Oxford Professor, first of Anglo Saxon and then of English Language and Literature, but is best known as the author of the fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings.
Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex, and studied at Farnham School of Art. As well as being Tolkien's favourite illustrator (she illustrated several of his books including Farmer Giles of Ham and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) she was also chosen by C. S. Lewis to illustrate the Narnia books. She illustrated more than 100 books during her lifetime.