Poems and Stories

Overview

A collection of shorter works by the bestselling author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillon. Enhanced throughout with charming black-and-white illustrations, this varied collection showcases Tolkien's vast talents and will delight his fans and memorabilia collectors.

A collection of shorter works by the bestselling author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillon. Enhanced throughout with charming black-and-white illustrations, ...

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Overview

A collection of shorter works by the bestselling author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillon. Enhanced throughout with charming black-and-white illustrations, this varied collection showcases Tolkien's vast talents and will delight his fans and memorabilia collectors.

A collection of shorter works by the bestselling author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillon. Enhanced throughout with charming black-and-white illustrations, this varied collection showcases Tolkien's vast talents and will delight his fans and memorabilia collectors.

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Booknews
A collection of The Lord of the Rings author's songs and verses, dramatic poetry, and witty and humorous tales, with an essay on the fairy tale in which he argues for the universality of the form and its relevance for adults. First published in Great Britain by George Allen & Unwin in 1980. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Here are some less-familiar works from the acclaimed author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Includes The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, a collection of songs & verses; "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth," a dramatic poem; an essay "On Fairy Stories"; and the stories "Smith of Wooton Major," "Leaf by Niggle," and "Farmer Giles of Ham."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780048231741
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 1/1/1980
  • Pages: 342

Meet the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.
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    1. Also Known As:
      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 3, 1892
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
    1. Date of Death:
      September 2, 1973
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

Table of Contents

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil 7
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son 75
On Fairy-Stories 113
Leaf by Niggle 193
Farmer Giles of Ham 225
Smith of Wootton Major 303
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