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Topic: Tales From The Perilous Realm Deluxe Edition

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Date: Nov 15, 2014
Tales From The Perilous Realm Deluxe Edition

I know I am very late in trying to procure this book, but I have been looking for it everywhere with no luck. Would anyone have an idea where I could find the Deluxe Edition of this book--without having to sell one of my children?



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James R Allister
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Allister,

First of all welcome back to the Tolkien Forums. You know it is a place where folks who love Tolkien come to have fun and learn about about the man and his works.
I am just a member here but if I can help in anyway with navigating or helping you get reoriented to the site please just let me know through a private message, on a thread, or even our chat box. You will find folks very welcoming here.
Feel free to jump in anywhere ... our threads are amazing and our members warm and happy to share.

Now to your question ...
There is on Amazon.com an e-store "J.R.R. Tolkien Store" and you can get a Tales From The Perilous Realm Deluxe Edition hardcover addition for $18.95. The internet address is http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000072721 or just login to Amazon.com and type in J.R.R. Tolkien Store and then scroll down to Tales From The Perilous Realm.

Again; Jim,Welcome back !

Bear an Elf-Friend



-- Edited by Bear on Saturday 15th of November 2014 10:06:37 PM



-- Edited by Bear on Sunday 16th of November 2014 02:55:15 AM

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Thank you for the warm welcome, Bear! I look forward to learning and chatting about things Tolkienian and otherwise. The particular Tales From The Perilous Realm I am looking for though is the one that has the slip case. I have all the other books in this series but that one. I have been looking for it but to no avail. Anyway thank you again for the warm welcome--I am sure we will correspond in the near future!


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Allister,

Could only find signed Alan Lee slip case editions ... $300

Will keep my eyes open ... you might PM Arwen Legolas ... she has a nose for these things.

Bear



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I don't even know this book. Could someone enlighten me?

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Tales From The Perilous Realm has The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other shorter works by Tolkien in a nice slip case edition. That I hopefully have successfully attached here.



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James R Allister
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Bear--where was the volume that was $300.00?


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Laurelin,

You posted; "I don't even know this book. Could someone enlighten me?"

It is Tolkien's four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) all gathered together under the title "Tales From The Perilous Realm"

Allister ~

Tolkien Library; http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/CLP0099.htm #001275 - Tales From the Perilous Realm, De Luxe Slipcased Edition, Signed By Alan Lee, Still in Shrinkwrap - USD 300

Bear



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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Thanks, Bear--will see if this volume is available.



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James R Allister
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Oh, I have most of them in separate form and had no idea they were available in one big thing. Thanks, Bear.



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Laurelin,

Same with me ... but now have Tales of the Perilous Realm ... sort of an obsessive/compulsive thing.cry



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Hello Alister, I am Arwen Legolas, aka Lady Arwen. I will put my feelers out and see if I can find what you are looking for. What is your upper limit $$$wise?

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If I may jump in - although it's been two and a half years since the original post, I've had this book for a long time and here are some details:

- first of all, it can be bought from the Tolkien Official Bookshop: http://www.tolkien.co.uk/index.html
(here is the exact link: http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780007286188/Tales+from+the+Perilous+Realm)

- secondly, what does it contain?
> Introduction by Tom Shippey
> Roverandom
> Farmer Giles of Ham
> The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
> Smith of Wootton Major
> Leaf by Niggle
> Appendix: On Fairy-stories
> Afterword by Alan Lee

The only exclusive text is Shippey's 20-page introduction (I am not counting Lee's 2-page afterword), while the rest of the stories are available in other formats. Obviously you have a few illustrations here and there which embellish the book, but eventually they do not amount to much.

If you are a collector then you might consider spending the 75 GBP on this edition, but if you care about the tales, there are much better choices.

Farmer Giles of Ham - https://www.amazon.com/Farmer-Giles-Ham-Adventures-Worminghall/dp/0618009361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495776384&sr=8-1&keywords=farmer+giles+of+ham

Smith of Wootton Major - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smith-Wootton-Major-J-Tolkien/dp/0007202474/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306416007&sr=8-2

On Fairy-stories - https://www.amazon.com/Tolkien-Fairy-Stories-Verlyn-Flieger/dp/0007582919/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1495776527&sr=8-8&keywords=verlyn+flieger

The above books have much more than just the text, they contain very insightful commentaries, analyses and earlier versions of the text, some even in facsimile. I hope to be able to present each of them in separate threads sometime soon.

To conclude, if you still want to go for this Deluxe edition (it looks nice, don't get me wrong, but I just think HarperCollins could have done more with it in the price), here's another image to get you going:



-- Edited by John Wain on Friday 26th of May 2017 06:33:37 AM



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I just read this for the first time a few weeks ago. Lovely stories. I feel like Farmer Giles captures some of the same Hobbit spirit that Tolkien admires - ordinary people rising to meet extraordinary circumstances.

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Tales from the Perilous Realm is one of my favourite Tolkien books. As a poet myself, I especially enjoyed the Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

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The crownless again shall be king.

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Star, seeing your comment I felt the urge to re-read The Adventures of Tom Bombadil myself, which I have not done in years. I was surprised to see, upon a more careful look at this collection, that the poems are indeed very neat and show Tolkien's firm grip on rhyme and rhythm.

But as I was saying in my above post, most other stories from the Perilous Realm volume had already been published in separate, critical editions (with commentaries and bibliographical info), and I had often felt the need for such a treatment in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Now I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had access to such information in my Reader's Guide by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond (J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (Two Volume Box Set)), which I've had for many years.

Here is a preview of what you could find in it concerning these poems (the book has entries for each of the 16 + one for the entire collection) - on p. 580 is the article for 'The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon', which starts off on the previous page (not shown), and on p. 581 the entire article for 'The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late' (click on the image for a larger version).

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My favourite poem in the collection is 'The Hoard', although 'The Sea-Bell' comes close behind. Star, which poem in the collection do you like most?



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I do enjoy the whimsy of the Tom Bombadil poems, but my favourite remains "The Shadow Bride" for its wistfulness.

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All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost

The old that is strong does not wither

Deep roots are not touched by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring:

Renewed shall be blade that was broken

The crownless again shall be king.

 
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