This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Tales from the Perilous Realm [9780008453343]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of 'The Hobbit', fully corrected and reset for this edition and all beautifully illustrated in pencil by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee.

The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.

* Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures.
* Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town;
* The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls;
* Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree;
* Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

This new collection is fully illustrated throughout by Oscar-winning artist, Alan Lee, who provides a wealth of pencil drawings to bring the stories to life as he did so memorably for The Hobbit and The Children of Hurin. Alan also provides an Afterword, in which he opens the door into illustrating Tolkien's world.

Taken together, this rich collection of new and unknown work from the author of The Children of Hurin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.


AUTHOR:

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.00
£14.33
(You save £5.67 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780008453343
ISBN13:
9780008453343
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication:
27-May-2021
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
432
Weight:
580 Grams
The Silmarillion cover photo

The Silmarillion [9780008433956]

Limited to a worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies, this deluxe edition is printed in two colours and is fully bound in cloth and stamped in g…

rrp: £100.00
£58.19
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Silmarillion cover photo

The Silmarillion [9780008433949]

Including brand-new paintings, this is a fully illustrated new edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion fills in the backg…

rrp: £30.00
£19.20
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
China cover photo

China [9781444787832]

The internationally bestselling author portrays the great clash of East and West in his new epic: China, The NovelChina in the Nineteenth Century: a p…

rrp: £20.00
£15.94
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days
Swifts and Us cover photo

Swifts and Us [9780008350635]

***AGR's Book of the Month for May 2021*** Swifts live almost entirely in the air. They eat, drink, sleep, mate and gather their nesting materials on…

rrp: £16.99
£12.16
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Unfinished Tales [9780008387969]

Unfinished Tales [9780008387969]

Sumptuous, 40th anniversary collector's edition of this collection of tales which takes readers further into the stories told in The Hobbit, The Lord …

rrp: £100.00
£51.22
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Unfinished Tales cover photo

Unfinished Tales [9780008387952]

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the first ever illustrated edition of this collection of tales which takes readers further into the stories told in…

rrp: £30.00
£17.28
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Whereabouts cover photo

Whereabouts [9781526629951]

The new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author: a haunting portrait of a woman, her decisions, her conversations, …

rrp: £14.99
£9.98
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.