Tolkien Reader

Tolkien Reader

by J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Mass market paperback, 251 pages
Price: $8.99

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

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.

On Fairy-Stories

Professor Tolkien's now-famous essay on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy.

—And More—
Illustrated throughout in black-and-white by Pauline Baynes of Chronicles of Narnia fame.

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