The Tolkien Reader (4th Printing)

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Very Good/Like New - Strong binding, clean spine. Clean cover. All pages are clean, crisp and unmarked with some minimal age-tanning.
Paperback, 251 pages
Ballantine Books, 1966
First Ballantine Books Edition, Fourth Printing

J.R.R. Tolkien's devoted following in America has expanded into a multitude.  Now, for all hobbit fanciers and Tolkien collectors, here is a rich treasury of his shorter fiction, from the publishers of the Authorized Edition of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

An invitation to Tolkien's world, this rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy.

Farmer Giles of Ham is 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 is a collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in The Lord of the Rings.

Tree and Leaf is considered Professor Tolkien's famous essay on the form of the fairy story and its particular values of Fantasy, Recovery, Escape and Consolation.  "Leaf by Niggle" illustrates the ideas suggested in his essay.

**Rare clean copy**

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Alan Lee was born in England in 1947. Inspired by Tolkien’s work to pursue his chosen path as an artist of the mythic and fantastic, he has illustrated a wide range of books including Faeries, The Mabinogion, Castles, Merlin Dreams, the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. He is a winner of the Carnegie Medal for his illustrated edition of The Iliad.