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The Tolkien Reader

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1966
1983
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Tolkien's Magic Ring by Peter Beagle
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Beorhthelm's Son
Tree and Leaf
Farmer Giles of Ham
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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© 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
In August of the year 991, in the reign of Aethelred II, a battle was fought near Maldon in Essex.
May contain spoilers
Year still after year flows
   down the Seven Rivers;
cloud passes, sunlight glows,
   reed and willow quivers
at morn and eve, but never more
   westward ships have waded
in mortal waters as before,
   and their song has faded.
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TOLKIEN'S MAGIC RING by Peter Beagle, first appeared in Holiday Magazine. Copyright © 1966 by Curtis Publishing Co.

THE HOMECOMING OF BEORHTNOTH BEORHTHELM'S SON, first appeared in Essays and Studies for 1953.  Copyright © 1953 by the English Association.

TREE AND LEAF © 1964 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

FARMER GILES OF HAM © 1949 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL 1962 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
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Added: 22-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 05-Feb-2023

Publications

 01-May-1975
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-May-1975
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$1.75
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Internal ID:
13045
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-24831-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-24831-2
Printing:
23
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Pauline Baynes  - Cover Artist
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 Hobbit" and
"The Lord of the Rings."

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First Edition: September, 1966
Twenty-third Printing: May, 1975
Twenty-third printing based on the number line
 01-Feb-1981
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Feb-1981
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.50
Pages*:
251
Read:
Once
Internal ID:
51
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-29881-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-29881-2
Printing:
31
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Pauline Baynes  - Cover Artist
Peter S Beagle - Introduction
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
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 -

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT
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Notes and Comments:
First Ballentine Books Edition: September 1966
Thirty-first Printing: 1981

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Author(s)

 J R R Tolkien
Birth: 03 Jan 1892 Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
Death: 02 Sep 1973 Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

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