John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham - 50th Anniversary Edition (Sedlák Jiljí z Oujezda)
Cena: 209 Kč
This amusing tale by the author of The Hobbit is set in the |Thames valley of England in a distant and marvellous past, when giants and dragons still lived. Its hero, Farmer Giles, is actually quite unheroic, but through good luck and the help of his dog Garm, his grey mare, and the magic sword Caudimordax (or Tailbiter), he tames the wily dragon Chrysophylax and wins great wealth.
Like The Hobbit and Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien at first to entertain his children, then grew and became more elaborate. Its final version is for readers of all ages who enjoy a good story told with imagination and wit.
This special anniversary edition reprints the text first published in1949, together with its original illustrations by Pauline Baynes which Tolkien thought to be a perfect accompaniment to his tale. It also includes, now published for the first time, the earliest written version of the story and Tolkien's notes for a sequel.