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Where does "The Hobbit" take place?

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"The Hobbit" is set in the fictional land known as Middle Earth, created by the popular fantasy book's author J.R.R. Tolkien. The story's main character, Bilbo Baggins, lives in The Shire, which is an idyllic and peaceful region in Middle Earth.

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The story has been adapted into several movies, both animated and live action. It tells the tale of Bilbo's journey through the kingdoms of Middle Earth, far from his beloved Shire. The book sets the stage for Tolkein's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," which tells a similar tale of Bilbo's nephew Frodo Baggins' exciting adventures through Middle Earth.

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