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Author:

J. R. R. Tolkien

Publication Year:

02/09/2002

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Genre Fiction

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Paperback

Subject 2:

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Language:

English

ISBN:

9780007149124

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A collection of Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic fairie tales in the vein of The Hobbit . They tell of an unheroic farmer who must face a dragon, the unlikely adventures of Tom Bombadil, an attempt to paint a perfect tree, and a journey to the Land of Faery courtesy of a magic cake.

Key Features
Author(s)J. R. R. Tolkien
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
Date of Publication02/09/2002
Language(s)English
FormatPaperback
ISBN-100007149123
ISBN-139780007149124
GenreScience Fiction & Fantasy

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintHarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Out-of-print date04/01/2012

Dimensions
Weight107 g
Width111 mm
Height178 mm
Pagination192

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Format DetailsA-format paperback

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Author BiographyJ.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited or by the publishers or by their respective licensors: all rights reserved.

Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien’s five acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tales in the vein of ‘The Hobbit’, fully corrected and reset for this edition and all beautifully illustrated in pencil by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee.

The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.

• Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures.
• Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town;
• The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls;
• Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree;
• Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

This new collection is fully illustrated throughout by Oscar-winning artist, Alan Lee, who provides a wealth of pencil drawings to bring the stories to life as he did so memorably for The Hobbit and The Children of Húrin. Alan also provides an Afterword, in which he opens the door into illustrating Tolkien's world.

World-renowned Tolkien author and expert, Tom Shippey, takes the reader through the hidden links in the tales to Tolkien's Middle-earth in his Introduction, and recounts their history and themes.

Lastly, included as an appendix is Tolkien's most famous essay, "On Fairy-stories", in which he brilliantly discusses fairy-stories and their relationship to fantasy.

Taken together, this rich collection of new and unknown work from the author of The Children of Húrin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.

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