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Tales from the Perilous Realm By J. R. R. Tolkien

Tales from the Perilous Realm by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Summary

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.

Tales from the Perilous Realm Summary

Tales from the Perilous Realm by J. R. R. Tolkien

For the first time in A-format, the definitive collection of Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit. 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 the dragon Chrysophylax comes to town; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells by way of 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. The four tales are written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made Tolkien's 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.

Tales from the Perilous Realm Reviews

Farmer Giles of Ham: 'A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom' Sunday Times Leaf by Niggle: 'A haunting and successful demonstration of the qualities of faerie' New York Times The Adventures of Tom Bombadil: 'Something close to genius' The Listener Smith of Wootton Major: 'Whoever reads it at eight will no doubt still be going back to it at eighty' New Statesman

About J. R. R. Tolkien

J.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.

Additional information

GOR001332501
9780007149124
0007149123
Tales from the Perilous Realm by J. R. R. Tolkien
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-09-02
192
N/A
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