Great collection of Tolkien short stories. From a story written by Tolkien for one of his sons who Tolkien was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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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. 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 Hurin.
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 Hurin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth. Review quote Roverandom: 'An old-fashioned story, yet it still speaks freshly today About J. Tolkien J. Tolkien was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays.
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Tales from the Perilous Realm : Roverandom and Other Classic Faery Stories
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Tales from the Perilous Realm by JRR Tolkien
Tolkien comes with a slight measure of risk. Tolkien , but sometimes one really has to sit back and ask the question; is this an allegory? This story is, in so many ways, a brilliant representation of all that Tolkien was: brilliant but tricky. His life is a mix of odd-jobs that need doing, interruptions and his painting. But one day his life is thrown upside down when he is forced on the long awaited but oft-hated long journey.
Tales from the Perilous Realm
Tales from the Perilous Realm is an anthology of some of the lesser-known writings of J. It was published in by HarperCollins without illustrations, and republished in an enlarged edition in , with illustrations by Alan Lee. Lee has painted cover-art for several of Tolkien's other works. The edition also has an introductory essay by literary scholar Thomas Shippey. The edition includes these works: . The edition does not include Roverandom which was first published in or the essay "On Fairy-Stories".