Fantasy (Required Readings)

57 “Riddles in the Dark” excerpt from The Hobbit

(1937)

JRR Tolkein

Many of you are probably familiar with Tolkein, at least his movies, but he did help cement the genre of High Fantasy with his Middle Earth series, and we have him to thank for all the statuesque elves, Scottish-like dwarves, and lost kings running around modern fantasy novels and video games today. See Course Packet.