Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, 'On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, 'Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem 'Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous 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.
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J R R Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies world wide.
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Book Description Unwin, London, 1970. Book Condition: Very Good. 92p yellow paperback, contains essay 'On Fairy-Tales' and short story 'Leaf by Niggle', text clean, very good, 1970 impression, this title was published in the series Unwin Books. Bookseller Inventory # PAB 38596
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Book Description Unwin Books, London, Britain, 1972. Paper. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Tolkien, J.R.R. (cover) (illustrator). Seventh Impression. 4 3/4 x 7 1/3. Fairy stories are not just for children. The taste for them is a natural one, at any age. The first part of the book is an essay, On Fairy Stories, in which he rescues them from the academics on one hand, and on the other, from those who would relegate them to "juvenilia". The second part contains, as an apt and beautiful illustration, one of Tolkien's earlier short stories, Leaf by Niggle. It shows his mastery of the art of 'sub-creation', the power to give to fantasy 'the inner consistency of reality.' Price stickers on front and back cover. 92 pages. Location: C 110. Photocopy Signed. Fantasy. Bookseller Inventory # 3987
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