The Tolkien Treasury: Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 912

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De luxe boxed gift set of Tolkien s most popular and charming tales; full of wit and humour, giants, dragons, magic and more, they are collected together for the first time and will delight readers of all ages. Farmer Giles did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land The Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects hobbit-verses from the Red Book and other poems relating legends and jests of the Shire at the end of the Third Age. Smith of Wootton Major tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children and the magical events which follow. Roverandom is a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. The story was written to console Tolkien's four-year-old son, Michael, who lost a beloved toy dog on the beach."

A Tolkien Treasury

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

View: 966

J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy. With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, A Tolkien Treasur, y is a unique celebration of the author and his creations—the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit it. Critical essays by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Colin Wilson, and others explore Tolkien's imaginative world. Scenes from , The Hobbit, and , Lord of the Rings, are brought to life in drawings by Michael Green and full-color paintings by Tom Kirk. Also included is a concise biography that offers insights into the author's life, quizzes, recipes, and more.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Master of Imaginary Worlds

Author: Edward Willett

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 141

Examines the personal life and literary career of the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit

An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Perry C. Bramlett

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 477

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 346

A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

The J.R.R. Tolkien Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to His Life, Writings, and World of Middle-earth

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 987

In dictionary format, this helpful guide presents all the key characters, places, and things of importance in Tolkien's writings. It also contains details about Tolkien's friends and colleagues, the writers and thinkers who influenced his work, summaries of his beliefs and how they are revealed in his writing, and a handy list of Tolkien's works.

The Tolkien Reader

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Crane Library

ISBN:

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 251

View: 450

An invitation to Tolkien's world. This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy. FARMER GILES OF HAM. An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will delight readers everywhere. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL. A collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. ON FAIRY-STORIES. Professor Tolkien's now-famous essy on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

English Writers

A Bibliography with Vignettes

Author: B. A. Sheen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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English Writers - A Bibliography with Vignettes

Smith of Wootton Major

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 192

View: 415

A charming new pocket edition of one of Tolkien's major pieces of short fiction, and his only finished work dating from after publication of The Lord of the Rings. What began as a preface to The Golden Key by George MacDonald eventually grew into this charming short story, so named by Tolkien to suggest an early work by P.G. Wodehouse. Composed almost a decade after The Lord of the Rings, and when his lifelong occupation with the 'Silmarillion' was winding down, Smith of Wootton Major was the product of ripened experience and reflection. It was published in 1967 as a small hardback, complete with charming black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and would be the last work of fiction to be published in Tolkien's own lifetime. Now, almost 50 years on, this enchanting tale of a wanderer who finds his way into the perilous realm of Faery is being published once again as a pocket hardback. Contained here are many intriguing links to the world of Middle-earth, as well as to Tolkien's other tales, and this new edition is enhanced with a facsimile of the illustrated first edition, a manuscript of Tolkien's early draft of the story, notes and an alternate ending, and a lengthy essay on the nature of Faery.

The Tolkien Reader

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 888

An invitation to Tolkien's world. This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy. FARMER GILES OF HAM. An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will delight readers everywhere. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL. A collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. ON FAIRY-STORIES. Professor Tolkien's now-famous essy on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy.