Summarise The Hobbit book and the main story?


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The legendary 'Lord of the Rings' of J.R.R. Tolkien is preceded by his great fantasy novel, ‘The Hobbit'. ‘The Hobbit' starts with the enchanting story of home-loving Bilbo Baggins, a humble hobbit sent on a lifetime quest of discovering his real strengths with the help of the wizard Gandalf the Grey.

The adventures of the hobbit start in Wilderland, wherein specific creatures are introduced. In response to the publisher's request for a sequel, Tolkien made a chapter of 'The Hobbit' while writing 'The Lord of the Rings'.

Aside from Bilbo and Gandalf, the series also includes the characters of Thorin Oakenshield, who is a pompous leader of the dwarves; Smaug, who is a dragon guarding the treasure; Elrond, who is a mystic; Beorn, who is a man who transforms into a bear; Bard the Bowman, who is a valiant archer; and Gollum, who is a mysterious creature. These are just some, alongside other goblins, elves and eagles.

As a fantasy story, ‘The Hobbit' was written with a tone suited for children, apparent with its omniscient narrator. Styled with the author's imaginary world and unassuming and outspoken tone, the story manages to give every character a unique voice. The story is basically formed by a quest as stated in episodes. Tolkien placed songs in the intervals that created a light-hearted, general tone.

In 1938, ‘The Hobbit' was awarded the Best Juvenile Fiction of the Year by the New York Herald Tribune. It had adaptations in different versions after Tolkien sold its merchandising and film rights.

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