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  Farmer Giles of Ham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farmer Giles (or Ægidius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo) was not a hero.
The Latin names and references imply that Giles is a Briton, a late generation remnant of the old empire after the decline of the western authority of the Romans.
All the Giles place-names are supposed to occur relatively close to Oxford, along the Thames or on the route from London to Oxford.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farmer_Giles_of_Ham   (451 words)

  
 War of the Ring.net - Book Reviews
Farmer Giles (of the village known as Ham in the "vulgar tongue") lives a quiet life with his wife and dog, who possesses the power of speech.
The irony is, when Giles (who came out of the trial almost as badly as the giant himself) is celebrated as a hero and reknowned in the village and beyond, the giant himself thinks that the hit of the primative gun was nought but the sting of a rather large insect.
And so, Giles, who was the last person in the land to become a hero (very much like other Tolkien heros the likes of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins) must take out a dangerous (but delightfully polite) dragon whose fire and claws have ravaged the country for some time.
www.warofthering.net /bookreview/000014.shtml   (363 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham Summary / Study Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Farmer Giles of Ham is a fairy tale, with appropriate fairy tale themes and characters.
The village of Ham is populated by the wise and learned parson, the gloomy flsmith, the menacing miller, and a troop of fickle village folk.
Giles is the most human of the characters, a reluctant hero, a good and decent person blessed with a modicum of common sense, and he is a fierce protector of his...
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 Early American editions of The Hobbit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 6th through 13th impressions advertise Farmer Giles of Ham and The Lord of the Rings on the reverse of the half-title page.
The 14th impression advertises The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham, and The Lord of the Rings on the reverse of the half-title page.
The 15th impression of the Allen and Unwin British edition advertises The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Lord of the Rings, and Tree and Leaf on the reverse of the half-title page.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_American_editions_of_The_Hobbit   (4318 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Farmer Giles managed to scare him away with a blunderbuss blunderbuss quick summary:
Giles was rewarded by the King of the Middle Kingdom, EHandler: no quick summary.
"Farmer Giles of Ham" is sometimes published in an omnibus edition with "Smith of Wootton Major Smith of Wootton Major quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/farmer_giles_of_ham.htm   (729 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Giles was a just man according to his lights; in his heart he gave a fair share of the credit to Garm, though he never went so far as to mention it.
Farmer Giles was standing by, chewing a straw and considering; but Tailbiter was in his hand, and his eye was on the dragon.
Farmer Giles knelt before the King, when he was presented; but the King told him to rise, and actually patted him on the back.
www.fictionbook.ru /author/tolkien_john_r_r/farmer_giles_of_ham/tolkien_farmer_giles_of_ham.html   (15163 words)

  
 A Book Review of Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Farmer Giles of Ham is a book about a farmer who lives a mostly ordinary life compared to those in his area- not much action.
Farmer Giles' dog warns him something is the matter and he goes out to protect his farm.
The farmer is enjoying his fame, until a dragon is on the loose and everyone, including the king expects Farmer Giles to rescue the country from the terrible beast!
www.alanbrown.com /Z_ReviewMay34.html   (241 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Farmer Giles of Ham: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Farmer Giles" is not the deepest or most riveting of Tolkien's works, but it's a straightforward, cute little adventure that kids, adults, fans and non-fans of Tolkien will enjoy.
When his village is threatened by a giant, Farmer Giles acts out of fright and coincedentally the giant leaves.
A farmer, Giles, from the village of Ham, suffers great torment at the hands of his fellow villagers and countryfolk all because of a cheating,irritable and hungry dragon.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0261103784   (1301 words)

  
 Farmer Giles Of Ham / J.R.R. Tolkien - Printed Books Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero.
Farmer Giles Of Ham / J.R.R. Tolkien -...
Farmer Giles Of Ham / J.R.R. Tolkien : Short but very sweet.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This amusing tale by the author of 'The Hobbit' is set in the Thames valley of England in a distant and marvellous past, when giants and dragons still lived.
Its hero, Farmer Giles, is actually quite unheroic, but through good luck and the help of his dog Garm, his grey mare, and the magic sword Caudimordax (or Tailbiter), he tames the wily dragon Chrysophylax and wins great wealth.
Like 'The Hobbit' and ' Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham 'was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien at first to entertain his children, then grew and became more elaborate.
www.harpercollins.co.uk /books/default.aspx?id=8319   (235 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham/The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien Detailed Book Review
Farmer Giles becomes the hero of the countryside after suposingly chasing off a giant who was stomping on the village.
Farmer Giles is then sent by the king to kill a dragon.
Farmer Giles of Ham lives in the age of knights, giants, dragons, and has a talking dog.
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 Publisher's description for Library of Congress control number 99031103   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Publisher's description for Farmer Giles of Ham : the rise and wonderful adventures of farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall, and king of the Little Kingdom / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; embellished by Pauline Baynes ; edited by Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond.
The editors of the best-selling rediscovered Tolkien novel Roverandom present an expanded fiftieth anniversary edition of Tolkien's beloved classic Farmer Giles of Ham, complete with a map, the original story outline, the original first-edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel.
Farmer Giles of Ham is a light-hearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/hm022/99031103.html   (177 words)

  
 Tolkien's Haven - Tolkien's Books: Farmer Giles of Ham
When a very large and stupid giant blunders into his fields it begins a surprising chain of events.
Before long Giles is setting off with his dog Garm, his grey mare and his sword Tailbiter to tame the dragon Chrysophylax; a dragon less terrible perhaps than Smaug, but no less wealthy or cunning.
Farmer Giles of Ham is a light-hearted tale of dragons and adventure upon the small island of Britain.
website.lineone.net /~istari/books-farmergiles.htm   (121 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Farmer Giles of Ham: And Other Stories: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother.
The first of the three stories in this collection is a delightful fairy tale set in the days when giants and dragons were the enemies and twonspeople like Farmer Giles were the heroes.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0001056107   (551 words)

  
 Fairy Tales by JRR Tolkien - Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wootton Major
Smith of Wootton Major is a short story about a boy who gets a fay-star in a slice of cake during the Twenty-Four Feast, and explores Faery during the time before the next Feast.
Farmer Giles of Ham [and] The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
No portion of this publication/website may be printed, transmitted, stored or reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher.
www.tolkienlibrary.com /booksbytolkien/smithandfarmerg/description.htm   (264 words)

  
 Alibris: Ham
Author Ken Ham uses his years of teaching and ministry experience to expose false teaching that is destroying children and families.
Chosen by lot to slay an invading dragon, a lowly farmer discovers that the dragon isn't interested in fighting any more than he is.
Today’ s ham radio goes beyond wireless to extreme wireless, Operators transmit data and pictures, use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters, and travel to places high and low to...
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Ham   (934 words)

  
 The People's Hero
The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall, and King of the Little Kingdom.
When Giles fired his blunderbuss at a giant who was trampling his crops, he became the people's hero.
However, Giles learned the embarrassing cost of his redoubtable reputation when his public clamored to have him fight a dragon.
www.nytimes.com /1950/11/06/books/tolkien-giles.html   (154 words)

  
 ... 'Farmer Giles of Ham' by J.R.R. Tolkien - at Loanspage.co.uk books for s.
As a bonus, the anniversary edition includes an introduction telling the story's history, a transcription of the original, unfinished draft, and 23 pages of notes on allusions and names (Chrysophylax means "keeper of gold", which is indeed what dragons do).
"Farmer Giles of Ham" (in the vulgar tongue) is an entertaining little tale, maybe the first real comi
Similar Music to 'Farmer Giles of Ham' available at Psychohelp.co.uk...
www.loanspage.co.uk /book/0044407238   (351 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien and Derek George Jacobi : Booksamillion.com (0618114807, Audio Cassette - ...
Farmer Giles of Ham by J. Tolkien and Derek George Jacobi : Booksamillion.com (0618114807, Audio Cassette - Unabridged)
Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien's most popular stories.
Full of wit and humor and set in the days of giants and dragons, it tells the tale of a reluctant hero who saves his village.
www.booksamillion.com /cat/books?isbn=0618114807   (119 words)

  
 Other Works by Tolkien
The story "Farmer Giles of Ham" can also be found in The Tolkien Reader, Tales From the Perilous Realm, and Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham.
"Farmer Giles of Ham" can also be found in Tales From the Perilous Realm, The Tolkien Reader, and in its own 50th Anniversary Edition.
The stories include "Farmer Giles of Ham," "Leaf By Niggle" (the second item in the pair collected under the heading Tree and Leaf which includes the essay, "On Fairy Stories"), and "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son," a short, medieval style play based on the Battle of Malden.
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 Amazon.com: Farmer Giles of Ham & Other Stories: Books: J.R.R. Tolkien,Derek Jacobi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Full of wit and humor and set in the days of giants and dragons, it tells the tale of a reluctant hero who saves his village from the dragon Chrysophylax.
Derek Jacobi does a superb job performing not only as the farmer himself and his wife, but also the couple's dog and the rest of the characters.
Ham is a farmer who owns a cowardly dog named Gorm.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618114807?v=glance   (927 words)

  
 GreenBooks.TheOneRing.net™ | Turgon's Bookshelf | The 50th Anniversary of Farmer Giles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tolkien’s short story Farmer Giles of Ham was originally published in 1949 as a slim volume, illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
This anniversary edition (Houghton Mifflin, $17.00, ISBN 0-618-00936-1) is edited by the duo of Christina Scull and her husband Wayne G. Hammond, who are also the editors of Roverandom (1998) and, more interestingly, of the sumptuous J.
First of all it includes a facsimile edition of the 1949 edition of Farmer Giles of Ham, including all of the delightful mock-medieval illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
greenbooks.theonering.net /turgon/files/120799.html   (508 words)

  
 Abbeys Bookshop - Farmer Giles of Ham Unabridged Audio CD
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Farmer Giles of Ham Unabridged Audio CD Author : J R R TOLKIEN
"Farmer Giles of Ham" is one of Tolkien's most popular stories, full of wit and humour, set in the days when giants and dragons walked the earth.
www.abbeys.com.au /items.asp?productcode=0007177445   (105 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham: And Other Stories specs at MSN Shopping
Farmer Giles of Ham: And Other Stories specs at MSN Shopping
Farmer Giles of Ham: And Other Stories: Product details
Farmer Giles of Ham" is set in the days of giants and dragons and tells the tale of a reluctant hero who saves his village.
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 The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum - "Minor works" Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wotton...
HI, your last quote was from 'Farmer Giles of Ham' - speaker is the giant, after being shot by Giles' blunderbuss.
At first I thought it would be Farmer Giles, but it was the miller, speaking to him.
forum.barrowdowns.com /showthread.php?t=10280   (951 words)

  
 Farmer Giles of Ham UK HC | Lord of the Rings Other Tolkien Books Shop
Farmer Giles of Ham UK HC - Lord of the Rings Other Tolkien Books
Farmer Giles of Ham UK Hardcover 50th Anniversary Edition published by Harper Collins UK This special anniversary edition reprints the text first published in 1949, together with its original illustrations by Pauline Baynes which Tolkien thought to be a perfect accompaniment to his tale.
Like The Hobbit and Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien at first to entertain his children, then grew and became more elaborate.
lotrfanshop.com /lotrshop/books/farmergilesofhamukhc.asp?.../books.asp   (259 words)

  
 Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers - J.R.R. Tolkien
It is good and not so good and filled with the decisions that help make us who we are.
Farmer Giles of Ham is a tale of a reluctant hero.
Just a farmer, he meets the trials thrust upon him with less than perfectly heroic enthusiasm.
www.love2learn.net /literature/authors/authtolk.htm   (1695 words)

  
 Random House Publishing Group | Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien
Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham by J. Tolkien
In SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR, Tolkien explores the gift of fantasy, and what it means to the life and character of the man who receives it.
And FARMER GILES OF HAM tells a delightfully ribald mock-heroic tale, where a dragon who invades a town refuses to fight, and a farmer is chosen to slay him.
www.randomhouse.com /rhpg/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345336064   (101 words)

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