J.R.R. Tolkien

A scene from the movie The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey, in which Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Movie review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

In 1937, English writer J.R.R. Tolkien published his first novel The Hobbit. It was a children’s book intended for a young readership. 17 years later, Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings trilogy for people who had grown up reading The Hobbit and were now in their 30s.