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Tree and Leaf: Including the Poem "Mythopoeia" 16 editions

Cover of: Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien
About the Book

Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay 'On Fairy-Stories', Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia.

This is aptly and elegantly illustrated in the haunting short story, 'Leaf by Niggle', which recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has 'a long journey' to make and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien 's life.

The poem Mythopoeia relates an argument between two unforgettable characters as they discuss the making of myths.

Written in the same period when 'The Lord of the Rings' was beginning to take shape, these two works show Tolkien's mastery and understanding of the art of sub-creation, the power to give fantasy the inner consistency of reality. Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.

16 editions First published in 1964

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1964, Allen & Unwin
Tree and leaf
in English
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1964, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1965, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1965, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
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1965, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1965, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1971, Unwin Books
Tree and leaf.
in English
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1988, Unwin Paperbacks
Tree and leaf
in English - 2nd ed.
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August 1988, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Tree and Leaf
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1988, Unwin Hyman
Tree and leaf
in English - 2nd ed.
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August 1988, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Tree and Leaf
Paperback - New Ed edition
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1989, Houghton Mifflin
Tree and leaf
in English
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December 12, 1991, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Tree and Leaf
Paperback
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1992, Grafton
Tree and leaf
in English
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February 5, 2001, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Tree and Leaf
Paperback - New Ed edition
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February 5, 2001, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Tree and Leaf

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