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There and Back Again

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There and Back Again was a book written by Bilbo Baggins recounting his adventures with Thorin and Company and the quest to reclaim the Dwarf-realm of Erebor. Conceived as his memoirs, the book was begun by Bilbo upon his return to Bag End but not completed until his retirement in Rivendell. A version of There and Back Again translated from its native language of Westron is said to be the basis for the modern novel known as The Hobbit.

Bilbo later supplemented the manuscript with translated legends from the Elder Days, which he called Translations from the Elvish. He passed the book to Frodo Baggins who added his own memoirs, The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King. Together, these works and other historical and cultural writings of the Third Age became known as the Red Book of Westmarch, the primary source for the legendarium of Middle-earth.