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A must-have for any Tolkien fan, this collection of Tolkien's short fiction features some of his early fiction for his children (Roverandom
), as well as tie-ins to the LOTR series (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
). Five selections in all provide a unique look into his "faerie" realm, while the included essay "On Fairy-Stories" provides a fascinating look into the mythology and understanding that served as the foundation for his creative genius. 403 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Stories Include: Roverandom Farmer Giles of Ham The Adventuers of Tom Bomadil Smith of Wootton Major Leaf by Niggle
The definitive collection of Tolkiens classic "fairie" tales, in the vein of The Hobbit, illustrated by Oscar winner Alan Lee
Never before published in a single volume, Tolkiens four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first time, in a fully illustrated volume. This definitive collection of works -- which had appeared separately, in various formats, between 1949 and 1998 -- comes with a brand-new foreword and endmatter, and with a series of detailed pencil illustrations by Alan Lee, in the style of his other award-winning Tolkien work, most recently in The Children of Húrin.
The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some of Tolkiens often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages.
ALAN LEE was born in England in 1947. Inspired by Tolkien's work to pursue his chosen path as an artist of the mythic and fantastic, he has illustrated a wide range of books including Faeries, The Mabinogion, Castles, Merlin Dreams, the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. He is a winner of the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Illiad.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (18921973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.