Tolkien is a well educated man and novelist, who wrote the marvellous classic, the Hobbit. I would place the books genre in many categories including an adventure, fantasy, comical classic or an all round, all age "work of art", in book form. But for some reason when I read the book, I stepped out of the pages, out of reality into a fictional world which I could almost touch. As it is a book of adventure, the narrative third person view, describes to the main characters views and feelings. The main role of the story, Bilbo Baggins, a 3 foot tall, Hobbit, who encounters on adventure which is unimaginable, until you imagine it. .
The Hobbit is a legendary story about a hobbit, named Bilbo. Main characters which accompany Bilbo are, 13 dwarves, and a wizard named Gandalf the Grey. They set off from the sleepy town of the Shire, where Bilbo is from, to embark on a surprising journey to the Lonely Mountains. Their journey takes them to the Hall of Elrond, Rivendell, which is home to the noble elf Elrond. They escape through caves of the goblins in the Misty Mountains. Their journey takes them through the house of Beorn, a shape changer (changes into a bear although he is human), and through the dangerous forests of Mirkwood where they meet the Elven King Thranduil. Their last leg of their journey, takes them through Lake Town, where they meet Bard, a human, then the Lonely Mountains. .
Their main quest is to get the treasure belonging to the dwarves. In the Lonely Mountains, the evil dragon Smaug is keeping the treasure. Bard eventually kills the dragon after his town is burnt to the ground. The dwarves retain their gold, although tension and jealousy grew from four other races, elves, men, goblins and wolves. A battle is then fought called "The Battle of the Five Armies, which Bilbo and Gandalf kill the goblin leader. Then treason is set by Bilbo in to help the remaining good races, the men, elves and dwarves in sharing the gold evenly.