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Quests in Literature

The Hobbit is the tale of a quest. The heroic journey or quest has been a popular device in stories throughout the ages. A quest is a difficult journey where the hero/heroine faces many dangers and obstacles in order to achieve something or perhaps to find a significant object or person. The hero/heroine is often changed by the journey.

There are many other books with quests in the library. Here are a few you may enjoy:


Audio Book of "the Hobbit".

Trailer for Peter Jackson's 2012 Movie: The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey

The Hobbit - animated film ,1977

What Makes a Hero?

By Matthew Winkler

Biography of J R R Tolkien

Schmoop Study Guide to The Hobbit

LitCharts Study Guide

J R R Tolkien