Happy Anniversary to the Hobbit!

First published on September 21, 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien remains an enduring classic.

The hobbit is Bilbo Baggins, who one day gets swept up in a dangerous adventure. The story is a prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

For literary history and criticism about these books you might want to read:

The hobbit: a journey into maturity

The history of the hobbit

The lord of the rings: a reader’s companion

I am in fact a hobbit: an introduction to the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien

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