The Tolkien Reader
|Author:||J. R. R. Tolkien
Ballantine Books, 1966
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|Sub-Genre Tags:||Fairytale Fantasy|
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Stories, poems, and commentaries by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
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.
TREE AND LEAF
Contains "On Fairy-stories," Professor Tolkien's now-famous essay on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy.
...and other dazzling works, including an introduction by Peter S. Beagle
- Tolien's Magic Ring by Peter S. Beagle
- The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son
- Tree and Leaf
- On Fairy Stories
- Leaf by Niggle
- Farmer Giles of Ham
- The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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