Poems and Stories

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9780048231741: Poems and Stories

This collection of poems and stories features some of Tolkien's most popular children's stories including "Farmer Giles of Ham", "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "Smith of Wootton Major" as well as his essay "On Fairy-Stories" which discusses the nature of fantasy.

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, 343 pages, de luxe edition, patterened endpapers, contents include: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son, On Fairy-Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wooton Major, encased in presentation box, complete

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"A collection of pieces, 1949-75, that barely touches upon the Middle-Earth scenario for which Tolkien (1892-1973) is justly famous; overall, however, it renders a much more complete account of this scholar, poet, critic, and storyteller's talents. The charming, deceptively light poems of The Adventures of Tom Bambadil'' contain intriguing sidelights on Middle-Earth lore, while the dramatic poem The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth'' (unavailable in any other edition, '' according to the publisher), complete with scholarly introduction, describes the aftermath of the Battle of Maldon, which occurred in the year 991. The essay On Fairy-Stories'' has won critical acclaim, as have the tales Farmer Giles of Ham'' and Smith of Wootton Major, '' as well as the story that most closely reflects Tolkien's personal philosophy (Leaf by Niggle''). Some of these may be familiar, or available individually; still, this collection is a splendid accompaniment for existing fans, or an excellent introduction for newcomers."

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