Tales From The Perilous Realm (Hardcover)

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Tales From The Perilous Realm (Hardcover)


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The definitive collection of Tolkien’s classic “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 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.

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

Product Details ISBN: 9780547154114
ISBN-10: 0547154119
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: November 17th, 2008
Pages: 432
Language: English

“Easily the most intriguing piece in the book is Tolkien’s famous essay ‘On Fairy Stories,’ in which he lays out his beliefs about creating ‘secondary worlds’ and explores the history, power and importance of stories some demean as ‘escapist.’…Tales From the Perilous Realm…reveals intriguing, little-known facets of Tolkien’s vast imagination.” –Daily Camera (Boulder)    —