Now a major motion picture
Several literary classics come to the big screen this month, so of course there are movie tie-in editions.
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (Del Rey) by J.R.R. Tolkien is a box set with movie embellishments of Tolkien's entire Middle-earth epic; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the first movie of three!) stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis.
Les Misérables (Penguin) by Victor Hugo is the heart-rending novel that spawned the smash musical that's now a movie with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
On the Road (Penguin) by Jack Kerouac, the Beat writer who didn't want to be one, rolls across the screen and across America with Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor