About Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Venture 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.
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in South Africa. Tolkien was educated and taught Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Tolkien’s other works include The Hobbit and The Simarillion, which are both available on audio from Random House.