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Tales from the Perilous Realm

(1993)
A collection of stories by

 
 
For the first time in A-format, the definitive collection of Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit. 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 the dragon Chrysophylax comes to town; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells by way of 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. The four tales are written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made Tolkien's 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.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-728618-X / 978-0-00-728618-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-547-15411-9 / 978-0-547-15411-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-723715-4 / 978-0-00-723715-9 (UK edition)
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October 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Roverandom / Farmer Giles of Ham / The Adventures of Tom Bombadil / Smith of Wootton Major / Leaf by Niggle
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-725754-6 / 978-0-00-725754-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: "Farmer Giles of Ham", "Leaf by Niggle", "Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "Smith of Wootton Major"
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10342-3 / 978-0-261-10342-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm. by J.R.R. Tolkien: Roverandom and Other Classic Faery Stories
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-728059-9 / 978-0-00-728059-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-714912-3 / 978-0-00-714912-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: "Farmer Giles of Ham", "Leaf by Niggle", "Adventures of Tom Bombadil" and "Smith of Wootton Major"
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10343-1 / 978-0-261-10343-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
Author(s): J R R Tolkien, Brian Sibley
ISBN: 1-78529-863-1 / 978-1-78529-863-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
Author(s): Brian Sibley - adaptation, J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
Author(s): Brian Sibley - adaptation, J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
Author(s): Brian Sibley - adaptation, J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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June 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-723733-2 / 978-0-00-723733-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 1-60283-478-4 / 978-1-60283-478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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December 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Farmer Giles of Ham/Smith of Wootton Major/The Adventures of Tom Bombadil/Leaf by Niggle (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): J R R Tolkien, Brian Sibley
ISBN: 0-563-40142-7 / 978-0-563-40142-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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December 2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: "Farmer Giles of Ham", "Smith of Wootton Major", "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil", "Leaf by Niggle" (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): J R R Tolkien, Brian Sibley
ISBN: 0-563-52808-7 / 978-0-563-52808-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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October 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Roverandom and Other Classic Faery Stories
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins
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