Tales from the Perilous Realm
The definitive collection of J.R.R.Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic fairy tales, finally together in a volume which reaffirms his place as a master storyteller for readers young and old. The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax;... show more
The definitive collection of J.R.R.Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic fairy tales, finally together in a volume which reaffirms his place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.
The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree in Leaf by Niggle; hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls partake in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; and Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery via the magical ingredients of a giant cake.
Publish date: 2002-09-02
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
"I want fire and gold and songs of old and red wine flowing free!" The quote is from Tolkien's poem "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon." I can't think of a better line to describe the wistful longing for rich old things that reading Tolkien inspires and the vague sense of disappointment that ...
A bright gold star for Farmer Giles of Ham, another for the timeless Tom Bombadil, and one more just because he is Tolkien. I can't say I'll ever return to read the Smith of Wootton Major and Leaf by Niggle stories again, some of the most boring moments I've ever spent alone with Tolkien. I unders...
Four tales, one incorporated in Lord of the Rings. I was in just the right mood for Leaf by Niggle. A fifth tale "Roverandom" is apparently associated with this also, to judge from the reviews. Will have to track that one down.
This collection of Tolkien's shorter works (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf By Niggle, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Smith of Wootton Major) rely on England's "tales of yore" and its faery-filled past. Though not what he is remembered for, they are intriguing reads. Their whimsical nature echos the ...
Tales from the Perilous Realm on audiobook was a delight. It's a BBC production, done up with sound effects and theatrical narration. It makes you feel like a child listening your grandfather tell you tall tales about the fantastical. I'm so glad I chose this for 1971 book read! :) The book is th...
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