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Summary

Study Guide for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about The Hobbit, ask questions, and get the answers you need.

Overview

Book Basics

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Year Published: 1937

Type: Novel

Genre: Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator:

The Hobbit is told in the third-person omniscient voice.

Tense:

The Hobbit is told primarily in the past tense through the narrator's viewpoint. However, the narrator sometimes speaks directly in the present tense.

About the Title:

The Hobbit refers to the main character, Bilbo Baggins. The subtitle, There and Back Again, is the title of Bilbo's fictional memoirs.

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