Tales From the Perilous Realm

Tolkien, J. R. R. (Book - 2008)
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Tales From the Perilous Realm
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The definitive collection of Tolkien's classic #147;fairie" tales, in the vein of The Hobbit, illustrated by Oscar winner Alan Lee Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien's 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 new, 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 Tolkien's 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.
Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Title: Tales from the perilous realm
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
Characteristics: xxviii, 403 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / by Tom Shippey
Farmer Giles of Ham
The adventures of Tom Bombadil
Smith of Wootton Major
Leaf by niggle.
Local Note: 1 6 15 29 53 110 118 122 148 151 152 153 172 175 193 203 216 263 264 268 274 278
Additional Contributors: Lee, Alan
ISBN: 0547154119
Statement of Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; illustrated by Alan Lee
Subject Headings: Fantasy fiction, English. Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Poetry. Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction.
Topical Term: Fantasy fiction, English.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
LCCN: 2008037844
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Nov 16, 2013
  • Argavius117 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There's only one story actually set in the Middle-Earth realm (I originally thought all were set there) but I still loved it, and believe that all Tolkien fans should read it.


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