This delightful volume of songs, rhymes and poems from The Red Book has many tales to tell.
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tell us of Tom's encounters with Goldberry, the River-woman's beautiful daughter, with Old Man Willow, who tries to trap Tom inside his trunk, with the Badger-folk, and with the ghostly Barrow-wight who dwells in the ancient mound on the hill-top. In the other verses we meet a princess lovely as an elven-song, the Man in the Moon, Trolls, Dwarves and legendary beasts.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959.
Tolkien is the creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.