Tales From the Perilous Realm (Tom Bombadil, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham) (TPB) (Tolkien, J.R.R.)

Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien’s five acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tales in the vein of ‘The Hobbit’, fully corrected and reset for this edition and all beautifully illustrated in pencil by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee. 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. • Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures. • Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town; • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls; • Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree; • Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children. 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 Húrin. 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 Húrin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.

Udgivet af Harper Collins Publishers U.K. 

J.R.R. Tolkien
Tolkien var en engelsk forfatter. Han var egentlig "bare" Professor i Oxford, og så endte det med at han blev berømt på godnathistorier han havde fortalt sine børn. Han er nu kendt hele verdenen over som forfatteren til de to bøger som næsten er fundamentet til hele fantasy genren, "The Hobbit" og "The Lord of the Rings." Tolkien var en universitetsprofessor i Oxford som samledes med sine kolleger til møder, hvor han læste højt fra det han var i gang med at skrive. Blandt andet var Tolkien venner med C.S. Lewis, som skrev "Narnia" bøgerne. I 1979 blev der lavet en tegnefilm over første halvdel af "Lord of the Rings." Anden del kom aldrig, men siden har geniet fra New Zealand, Peter Jackson, filmatiseret hele sagaen. Filmtrilogien blev belønnet med masser af filmpriser. Tolkien's søn, Christopher Tolkien har gennem en årrække været gennem sin fars noter og kasserede skriverier. De blev samlet i 12 bind.

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