Bilbo Baggins

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The Hobbit

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Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume of The Lord of the Rings, begins with Bilbo's "eleventy-first" (111th) birthday, 60 years after the beginning of The Hobbit.
The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings.
In 1911, Tolkien went on a summer holiday in Switzerland, a trip that he recollects vividly in a 1968 letter, noting that Bilbo's journey across the Misty Mountains ("including the glissade down the slithering stones into the pine woods") is directly based on his adventures as their party of 12 hiked from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and on to camp in the moraines beyond Mürren.

Hobbit

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In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit in comfortable middle age, was hired as a "burglar" –despite his initial objections– by the wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves led by their king, Thorin Oakenshield.
Hobbits first appeared in the novel The Hobbit, whose titular hobbit is the protagonist Bilbo Baggins.

The Lord of the Rings

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Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings.
Gollum lost the Ring, his "precious", and as told in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins found it. Meanwhile, Sauron assumed a new form and took back his old realm of Mordor.

List of The Hobbit characters

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In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit in comfortable middle age, was hired as a "burglar" –despite his initial objections– by the wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves led by their king, Thorin Oakenshield.
Bilbo Baggins of Bag End, the protagonist and titular hobbit of the story.

Red Book of Westmarch

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In Tolkien's narrative conceit, in which all the writings of Middle-earth are translations from the fictitious volume of The Red Book of Westmarch, Bilbo is the author of The Hobbit and translator of various "works from the elvish" (as mentioned in the end of The Return of the King).
In The Hobbit, Tolkien writes of the protagonist and title character Bilbo Baggins composing his memoirs.

Smaug

The Dwarves were on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its treasures from the dragon Smaug.
A group of thirteen dwarves mounted a quest to take the kingdom back, aided by the wizard Gandalf and the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

Gandalf

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In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit in comfortable middle age, was hired as a "burglar" –despite his initial objections– by the wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves led by their king, Thorin Oakenshield.
In, Gandalf arranged (and frequently accompanied) a band of 13 dwarves and the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to reclaim from Smaug the Dwarves' lost treasure in Erebor.

Troll (Middle-earth)

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During his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including Trolls, Elves, giant spiders, Beorn (a man who could change into a bear), Goblins, Eagles, Warg, and a murderous creature named Gollum.
In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarf company encountered three trolls on their journey to Erebor.

Thorin Oakenshield

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In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit in comfortable middle age, was hired as a "burglar" –despite his initial objections– by the wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves led by their king, Thorin Oakenshield.
In The Hobbit, Thorin and twelve other Dwarves visited Bilbo Baggins on Gandalf's advice to hire Bilbo as a burglar to steal their treasure back from the dragon Smaug.

Middle-earth objects

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When tensions arose over ownership of the treasures beneath the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo used the Arkenstone, a stolen heirloom jewel, as leverage in an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate a compromise between the Dwarves, the Wood-elves, and the Men of Lake-town.
It was also called the Heart of the Mountain, and as Thorin describes to Bilbo Baggins: "It shone like silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the moon ..."

Gollum

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During his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including Trolls, Elves, giant spiders, Beorn (a man who could change into a bear), Goblins, Eagles, Warg, and a murderous creature named Gollum.
Throughout the story, Gollum was torn between his lust for the Ring and his desire to be free of it. Bilbo Baggins found the Ring and took it for his own, and Gollum afterwards pursued it for the rest of his life.

Frodo Baggins

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The main character of the novel is Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's cousin, who celebrates his 33rd birthday and legally comes of age on the same day.
Frodo is a hobbit of the Shire who inherits the One Ring from his cousin (referred to as his uncle) Bilbo Baggins and undertakes the quest to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom.

Title role

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Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings.
The title character need not be named in the title, but may be referred to by some other word or phrase, such as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit or Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

Middle-earth

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In Tolkien's narrative conceit, in which all the writings of Middle-earth are translations from the fictitious volume of The Red Book of Westmarch, Bilbo is the author of The Hobbit and translator of various "works from the elvish" (as mentioned in the end of The Return of the King).
At the last moment, he failed, but with the intervention of the creature Gollum—who was saved by the pity of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins—the Ring was nevertheless destroyed.

Beorn

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During his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including Trolls, Elves, giant spiders, Beorn (a man who could change into a bear), Goblins, Eagles, Warg, and a murderous creature named Gollum. In that battle, a host of Elves, Men, and Dwarves--with the help of Eagles and Beorn the shapeshifter--defeated a host of Goblins and Warg.
While not a "giant" outright, Beorn's human form was of such great size that the three and a half foot tall Bilbo judged that he could have easily walked between Beorn's legs without touching his body.

Lonely Mountain

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The Dwarves were on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its treasures from the dragon Smaug.
Gandalf insisted that burglary was the best approach and recommended the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, whom he represented to be a professional thief.

List of Middle-earth animals

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During his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including Trolls, Elves, giant spiders, Beorn (a man who could change into a bear), Goblins, Eagles, Warg, and a murderous creature named Gollum.
During the events of the book, Thorin's company of Dwarves was captured by spiders and enmeshed in webs; however, Bilbo Baggins managed to free them with the aid of his sword Sting and his magic ring.

The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume of The Lord of the Rings, begins with Bilbo's "eleventy-first" (111th) birthday, 60 years after the beginning of The Hobbit.
Bilbo Baggins celebrates his 111th (or eleventy-first, as it is called in Hobbiton) birthday on the same day, 22 September, that his younger cousin and adopted heir Frodo Baggins celebrates his coming of age at thirty-three.

Minor places in Middle-earth

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The adventure took Bilbo and his companions through the wilderness, to the elf haven of Rivendell, across the Misty Mountains, through the black forest of Mirkwood, to Lake-town in the middle of Long Lake, and eventually to the Mountain itself.
Bilbo Baggins imported toys and festive crackers from Dale to the Shire as presents for guests at his Farewell Party . Inside the crackers were small but high-quality musical instruments, including trumpets, horns, pipes and flutes.

One Ring

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Underground, near Gollum's lair under the Misty Mountains, Bilbo accidentally found a magic ring of invisibility that he used to escape from Gollum.
The corrupting power of the ring was apparently stronger on individuals more inclined to evil and selfishness: it took almost immediate hold of the greedy Sméagol as soon as he saw it, and corrupted Boromir after a few months of near proximity, while its effects were only starting to be seen in the well-meaning Bilbo after his sixty years' possession.

List of hobbit families

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All this time Bilbo had kept his magic ring, with no idea of its significance, using it mostly to hide from his obnoxious cousins, the Sackville-Bagginses, when they came to visit.
They were seen as respectable (indeed, as more respectable than the aristocratic Tooks) until Bilbo Baggins set out on the quest of Erebor with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen Dwarves: when he returned he was seen as odd or queer, but also extremely rich.

The Silmarillion

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He became a scholar of Elven lore, leaving behind the Translations from the Elvish, which forms the basis of what is known to us as The Silmarillion.
In keeping with this idea, The Silmarillion is meant to have been translated from Bilbo's three-volume Translations from the Elvish, which he wrote while at Rivendell.

Warg (Middle-earth)

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During his journey, Bilbo encountered other fantastic creatures, including Trolls, Elves, giant spiders, Beorn (a man who could change into a bear), Goblins, Eagles, Warg, and a murderous creature named Gollum. In that battle, a host of Elves, Men, and Dwarves--with the help of Eagles and Beorn the shapeshifter--defeated a host of Goblins and Warg.
In The Hobbit, the Wargs appear twice: working with goblins in hunting Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves just east of the Misty Mountains, and as one of the armies in the Battle of Five Armies.

Meriadoc Brandybuck

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When Frodo and his friends Samwise Gamgee, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took stopped in Rivendell on their quest to destroy the Ring, Bilbo was still alive but now visibly aged, the years having caught up with him after he surrendered the Ring.
Even before Bilbo Baggins left the Shire, Merry knew of the One Ring and its power of invisibility.