book cover of Tree and Leaf
Added by 3 of our members

Tree and Leaf

(1964)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A new edition of Tolkien's Tree and Leaf, complete with his rare translation and commentary of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, the Battle of Maldon. Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia. The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle, recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has 'a long journey to make' and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien's life. The poem Mythopoeia relates an argument between two unforgettable characters as they discuss the making of myths. Lastly, and published for the very first time, we are treated to the translation of Tolkien's account of the Battle of Maldon, known as The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.

Genre: Fantasy

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for J R R Tolkien's Tree and Leaf

Hardback Editions

July 1989 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf: Including the Poem Mythopoeia
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-50232-2 / 978-0-395-50232-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 1988 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-440254-6 / 978-0-04-440254-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 1975 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-824020-6 / 978-0-04-824020-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1965 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-395-08253-6 / 978-0-395-08253-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1964 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-824013-3 / 978-0-04-824013-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf: Including MYTHOPOEIA
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-00-710504-5 / 978-0-00-710504-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1964 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-824014-1 / 978-0-04-824014-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unwin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1991 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-261-10261-3 / 978-0-261-10261-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 1988 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-440253-8 / 978-0-04-440253-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 1979 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf/Smith of Wootton Major/The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-820016-6 / 978-0-04-820016-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1975 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wootton Major, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 0-04-820015-8 / 978-0-04-820015-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Tree and Leaf: Including MYTHOPOEIA: Including "Mythopoeia"
Author(s): J R R Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA