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Tales from the Perilous Realm

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Tales from the Perilous Realm

Tales from the Perilous Realm
Tales from the Perilous Realm, cover of the 2008 edition.
Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator Alan Lee
Cover artist Alan Lee
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Compilation
Publisher HarperCollins
1997, 2008
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 403 pp (1st edition); 432 pp (2nd edition)
OCLC 122282742

Tales from the Perilous Realm is a compilation of some of the lesser-known writings of J. R. R. Tolkien published in 1997 by HarperCollins without illustrations. An enlarged edition was released in 2008 with illustrations by Alan Lee.


The 2008 edition includes:

The 1997 edition does not include "Roverandom" (which was first published in 1998) or the essay "On Fairy-Stories". It is also missing commentary by Thomas Shippey and the Alan Lee illustrations.

See also

Both of the earlier collections use the original illustrations by Pauline Baynes.


  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Tales from the Perilous Realm (2008). ISBN 978-0-547-15411-4 - Introduction by Tom Shippey, illustrations and Afterword by Alan Lee

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