Roverandom (Advance Uncorrected Proof)
J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond.
Published Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Together with letter by publicist from Houghton Mifflin.
This Book is in Near Fine Condition. Bound in White and blue Wraps.
Pages remain clean and unmarked; spine, uncreased.
From the Preface, "When Rover, a real dog, is transformed into a toy by a wizard, Rover sets out to locate him in order to correct the wrong that has been done and find a way to become a real dog once more."
Roverandom is a short children's story by J.R.R. Tolkien published posthumously in 1998. Originally told in 1925 - and written down in 1927 - the story tells of the adventures of the dog Rover who is turned into a toy by the wizard Artaxerxes. Rover goes on adventures to the moon and the bottom of the Deep Blue Sea on his quest to undo his bewitchment.
Tolkien wrote Roverandom for his second son, Michael, to console him for the loss of his own little black-and-white toy dog on a beach in Yorkshire.
J.R.R.Tolkien was a prolific storyteller to his children, though few of his early stories survive. Roverandom was a particular favourite, so much so that Tolkien wrote it out and even illustrated it himself. But for over 70 years it has remained unpublished. Bearing many of the hallmarks which were to make The Hobbit such a classic ten years later, this delightful book is finally published together with Tolkien's own paintings and drawings. Introduced by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull, authors of the acclaimed J.R.R.Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, this book is destined to become a classic and will be welcomed by Tolkien fans of all ages.
A nice must have collectable book.
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