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    Mr Bliss (Hardback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionThe first ever trade edition of Tolkien's illustrated tale about the eccentric Mr Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, whose whimsical decision to buy a motor car quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Professor J.R.R. Tolkien invented and illustrated the book of Mr Bliss's adventures for his own children when they were very young. The book was handwritten with lots of detailed and uproarious colour pictures. This is a complete and highly imaginative tale of eccentricity. Mr Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, takes the whimsical decision to buy a motor car. But his first drive to visit friends quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Some of these could be blamed on Mr Bliss's style of driving, but even he could not anticipate being hijacked by three bears. As for what happened next - the readers, whether young or old, will want to discover for themselves. Redesigned using new archival scans of Tolkien's original drawings, MR BLISS is presented for the first time in a conventional trade format, sure to delight Tolkien fans of all ages.


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    Title
    Mr Bliss
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien, Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007436194
    ISBN 10: 000743619X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFU, YFA, FM
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YFA, FM, YFU
    Illustrations note
    51 col illus
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    29 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
    Review quote
    'Owes a little to Beatrix Potter in its ironical humour and to Edward Lear in the style of its drawings, though Tolkien's approach is less grotesque and more delicate than Lear's.' Humphrey Carpenter 'A celebration, in the spirit of The Wind in the Willows, of a vanished, vulgar England where everybody did - and spoke - exactly as he pleased, and life was consequently a series of amiable abrupt collisions, feebly refereed by the police in the shape of Sergeant Boffin. Although the book ought to feel dated, ... dating has done little harm to Tom Kitten or Mr Badger, and there seems no reason why it should here.' Tom. Shippey, Times Literary Supplement