Leaf by Niggle

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008205539

Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008205539

Regular price $11.99
/
Tax included.
  • 1 in stock
  • Published for the very first time in its own volume, Tolkien’s remarkable tale about a painter whose obsession with detail prevents him from finishing his great work. Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make.

    In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with the story Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down. This poignant story, about an artist on a curious journey, is often seen as an allegory of the writer’s own creative process and life.

    Published to coincide with a new touring stage production of the story, this is the first time the story has been published in its own volume, enabling readers to savour one of Tolkien’s most elegant, haunting and least-known short stories.
    Leaf by Niggle is found in these collections: Books In Stock |

    Customer Reviews

    No reviews yet
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    More from Books In Stock
    This Ain't the City: Explorers Guide to the Blue Mountains
    Lost Mountains
    $39.99
    Leonard the Lyrebird
    Jodie McLeod
    $24.99
    Lilah the Lyrebird
    Jodie McLeod, Eloise Short
    $24.99
    Sale
    Tea and Thread
    Sally Bathgate
    Sale price $14.99 Regular price $39.99 Save 63%
    Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
    Bailey, Bill
    $34.99
    Bush Tracks
    Ros Moriarty
    $12.99
    Recently viewed

    Customer Reviews

    No reviews yet
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)