The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

What's the world called in 'The Hobbit'?

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08/28/2009

The world of J.R.R. Tolkien in which his books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are set is called Arda. Middle-earth is actually a continent in Arda, but the name has been used to refer to the whole fictional world. (IIRC, the world is not given a name in the actual Hobbit book itself, since Tolkien only integrated the Hobbit into his older Middle-earth world after he has already written it.)