Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham Epub Õ


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 156 pages
  • Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • English
  • 21 November 2017
  • 0345278658

10 thoughts on “Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham

  1. Wild-Rogue-Rose Wild-Rogue-Rose says:

    This is my second time wrestle I mean reading something by Tolkien I will openly admit, I slept read The Hobbit gasp I know, I knowhow can someone do that Like I have a clue, I was a freshman in high school that on a whole is an unsolved mystery in itself So, as I helped my Mum put books away, this fell from a stack and hit me.In the face.I took it as a sign to get back on the horse and charge headlong back into Tolkien s imaginative writing My steed was derailed a few pages later A This is my second time wrestle I mean reading something by Tolkien I will openly admit, I slept read The Hobbit gasp I know, I knowhow can someone do that Like I have a clue, I was a freshman in high school that on a whole is an unsolved mystery in itself So, as I helped my Mum put books away, this fell from a stack and hit me.In the face.I took it as a sign to get back on the horse and charge headlong back into Tolkien s imaginative writing My steed was derailed a few pages later After a fewpages, it took me by the hand and we began to run These two short stories were very charming to read, I m a bit surprised no nerds and geeks talk about them or seem to have read them While reading Smith of Wootton every time Tolkien would mention the Star, my mind flashed to something along the lines of Paul Stanley Farmer Giles it was just a snortfest for me From now on, if I were to ever learn Latin or Latin names for things, I m going to use the phrase, Or in the vulgar tongue That, and I desperately want to commission a Dragon tail cake for my next birthday.Lightening of Heaven, what are you still reading this for Go on out, right this minute, and procure yourself a fine copy


  2. Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ says:

    I ended up rereading this on a whim since these stories were included in Tales from the Perilous Realm that I borrowed off KU so I could finally read Roverandom and stop feeling like a bad Tolkien geek These are great examples of the lighter side of fantasy that we don t really get any these days with all the grim dark flooding the market Smith of Wootton Major is a random little story about a fae star and a cake and a smith It doesn t really have a point, but it s interesting despite i I ended up rereading this on a whim since these stories were included in Tales from the Perilous Realm that I borrowed off KU so I could finally read Roverandom and stop feeling like a bad Tolkien geek These are great examples of the lighter side of fantasy that we don t really get any these days with all the grim dark flooding the market Smith of Wootton Major is a random little story about a fae star and a cake and a smith It doesn t really have a point, but it s interesting despite its nonsensicalness andof a serious tone than I remember Farmer Giles of Ham follows the adventures and misadventures of a farmer named Giles, his cowardly dog Garm and all the stuff they get up to, with unexpected results There s a witty, whimsical tone to this one, since it is a silly yarn, and full of colorful characters and creatures


  3. Katy Katy says:

    Delightful shorter stories by a master.


  4. Chris Chris says:

    Two great novellas by Tolkien which, I d hazard to say, most readers and probably most fans of JRRT s don t know exist, but which are both among his stronger works Both stories would make great animated adaptations like the Rankin Bass productions of The Hobbit and The Return of the King Smith of Wootton Major is my favorite of the two and in it Tolkien gives us aintimate view of Faery Land than in his other works Faery remains mysterious, beautiful, and dangerous but we are trea Two great novellas by Tolkien which, I d hazard to say, most readers and probably most fans of JRRT s don t know exist, but which are both among his stronger works Both stories would make great animated adaptations like the Rankin Bass productions of The Hobbit and The Return of the King Smith of Wootton Major is my favorite of the two and in it Tolkien gives us aintimate view of Faery Land than in his other works Faery remains mysterious, beautiful, and dangerous but we are treated tointeractions with the King and Queen of Fairy than in any other story It is a story that is both happy and sad, which is fitting for any treatment of Faery Land Farmer Giles of Ham is a fun, light hearted story It is similar to a fable, featuring talking animals and legendary creatures It parodies medieval tales of dragon slaying, knights, and kings and, in my view, comes very close to satirizing them JRRT shows how luck and using wits can raise one from humble beginnings to fame and fortune In doing so Farmer Giles becomes better than the king and his knights who are shown to be useless throughout the tale


  5. Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Two charming tales by Tolkien One the story of faerie magic in a small village, the other of a humble farmer who becomes brave when it is asked of him My edition was graced by Pauline Baynes illustrations There were laugh out loud descriptions of chastised dragons and quirky villagers Tolkien is a master of these kinds of tales.


  6. SheriC (PM) SheriC (PM) says:

    I admit I m biased, but I loved these two short stories as much now as I did when I was a little kid just discovering Tolkien I feel as though they represent both his love of the heroic and the mysteriously romantic nature seen in LotR, but also his affectionately scathing take on human nature seen in The Hobbit With SoWM illustrating the first and FGoH the second I think these would be a good intro to Tolkien for anyone hesitant to make the larger commitment to his novels Paperback version, I admit I m biased, but I loved these two short stories as much now as I did when I was a little kid just discovering Tolkien I feel as though they represent both his love of the heroic and the mysteriously romantic nature seen in LotR, but also his affectionately scathing take on human nature seen in The Hobbit With SoWM illustrating the first and FGoH the second I think these would be a good intro to Tolkien for anyone hesitant to make the larger commitment to his novels Paperback version, found at my public library s Friends of the Library sale


  7. Carl Carl says:

    My favorite in this book is Smith of Wooten Major, though Farmer Giles of Ham is a fun romp in its own right Smith is in fact probably my favorite of Tolkien s short works Leaf by Niggle was also very enjoyable, and if we take the portions of the Silmarillion as individual pieces I might revise my opinon, but there is just something about Smith which is not only enjoyable, but which speaks to something in the heart of anyone drawn to something beyond , to the fantastic, the mythic, to ano My favorite in this book is Smith of Wooten Major, though Farmer Giles of Ham is a fun romp in its own right Smith is in fact probably my favorite of Tolkien s short works Leaf by Niggle was also very enjoyable, and if we take the portions of the Silmarillion as individual pieces I might revise my opinon, but there is just something about Smith which is not only enjoyable, but which speaks to something in the heart of anyone drawn to something beyond , to the fantastic, the mythic, to another world, or an idea of another world, or a vision of THE world which may only be seen in the fiction of fantasy Though I would not call it an allegory, the reference to Tolkien s own life seems strongly implicit, with the dual tragedy of both losing that fantasy world, and discovering that one has come late to the beauty of one s own world and yet there is the hopeful fact that thepragmatic, everyday world has been enriched by this contact with the Other world Out of all of Tolkien s work, Smith seems to me to hold by far the greatest debt to George MacDonald s work I know that Tolkien, later in life, found much of MacDonald s work distasteful, but I feel the debt here is a positive one A very different work than Lord of the Rings or his other Middle Earth material, but it is a pleasant change and cannot help but feelpersonal, Tolkien s own vision of his life, as Leaf by Niggle was


  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    Awwwww, these two stories were so cute and fun I really wasn t entirely sure what to expect from these two short stories, but they definitely reminded me in some ways of Tolkien s Letters from Father Christmas, just whimsical and funny and with some nice bits of wisdom gently bestowed here and there Smith of Wootton Major is all about baking cakes and giving secret gifts, and since I love both those activities, I probably liked it the best of the two Farmer Giles of Ham is about a reluct Awwwww, these two stories were so cute and fun I really wasn t entirely sure what to expect from these two short stories, but they definitely reminded me in some ways of Tolkien s Letters from Father Christmas, just whimsical and funny and with some nice bits of wisdom gently bestowed here and there Smith of Wootton Major is all about baking cakes and giving secret gifts, and since I love both those activities, I probably liked it the best of the two Farmer Giles of Ham is about a reluctant, accidental hero who ends up outsmarting a tricksy dragon and becoming very important indeed.This is totally going to be the next book I read out loud to my kids It s sweet and clean and will make them giggle It made ME giggle Especially those knights in Farmer Giles who didn t want to go dragon hunting at all


  9. Leona Petrovic Leona Petrovic says:

    If you are fond of the works of J R R Tolkien then I think you will enjoy these two novellas I found them amusing and entertaining.


  10. Timothy Ball Timothy Ball says:

    It was five miles, if it was a step and stiff going and Giles trudged along puffing and blowing but never taking his eye off the worm At last on the West Side of the Mountain they came to the mouth of the cave It was large and black and forbidding and it s Brazen doors swung on great pillars of iron Plainly it had been that a place of strength and pride and days long forgotten For dragons do not build such Works nor delve such mines but dwell rather when they may in the tombs and treasurie It was five miles, if it was a step and stiff going and Giles trudged along puffing and blowing but never taking his eye off the worm At last on the West Side of the Mountain they came to the mouth of the cave It was large and black and forbidding and it s Brazen doors swung on great pillars of iron Plainly it had been that a place of strength and pride and days long forgotten For dragons do not build such Works nor delve such mines but dwell rather when they may in the tombs and treasuries of Mighty Men and Giants of old


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About the Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English Wootton Major Kindle Ï writer, poet, WWI veteran a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army , philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic Smith of Kindle - worksThe HobbitandThe Lord of the RingsTolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford from to , and Merton Professor of English language and literature from to He was a close friend of Wootton Major eBook ↠ of CS LewisChristopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, includingThe SilmarillionThese, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle earth within it Between and , Tolkien applied the word legendarium to the larger part of these writings While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the father of modern fantasy literature orprecisely, high fantasy Tolkien s writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire fieldIn , The Times ranked him sixth on a list of The greatest British writers since Forbes ranked him the th top earning dead celebrity in Religious influencesJRR Tolkien, was born in South Africa in , but his family moved to Britain when he was about years old When Tolkien was years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life In his last interview, two years before his death, he unhesitatingly testified, I m a devout Roman Catholic Tolkien married his childhood sweetheart, Edith, and they had four children He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in asThe Father Christmas LettersOne of Tolkien s sons became a Catholic priest Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of theJerusalem BibleTolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing In addition The Lord s Prayer And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil was reportedly present in Tolkien s mind as he described Frodo s struggles against the power of the One Ring.