The Hobbit is a novel by J. R. R. Tolkien that was that was first published in 1937.


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See a complete list of the characters in The Hobbit and in-depth analyses of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield.

Literary Devices

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Further Study

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