Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
J. R. R. Tolkien (Author)
DescriptionVenture into the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien with these classic fantasies that dazzle and delight.
Smith of Wootton Major "Like The Hobbit, this is first and foremost a goodtale--dense and engrossing, full of unexpectedturns. . . . It is both homely and haunting, and in its way, almost literally bewitching."--The New York Times Book Review
"A short prose meditation on the gift of fantasy, what it is, whence it comes, and what it means to the life and character of the man who receives it."--Paul H. Kocher, author of Master of Middle-earth Farmer Giles of Ham
This short story is a delightfully ribald mock-heroic tale. When a "cunning, inquisitive, greedy, well-armored but not overly bold" dragon invades a kingdom, a most unwilling Farmer Giles is chosen to slay the dragon . . . a dragon who refuses to fight.
Del Rey Books
January 12, 1986
4.1 X 0.5 X 6.8 inches | 0.2 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.