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{{disambig-two|the poetry collection titled ''The Adventures of Tom Bombadil''|poem by the same name|[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (poem)]]}}
 
{{disambig-two|the poetry collection titled ''The Adventures of Tom Bombadil''|poem by the same name|[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (poem)]]}}
 
{{book
 
{{book
| title=The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book
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| title=The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
 
| image=[[Image:The Adventures of Tom Bombadil cover.jpg|225px]]
 
| image=[[Image:The Adventures of Tom Bombadil cover.jpg|225px]]
 
| author=[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
| author=[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
| publisher=[[Allen and Unwin|George Allen and Unwin]] (UK)<br/>[[Houghton Mifflin]] (US)
 
| publisher=[[Allen and Unwin|George Allen and Unwin]] (UK)<br/>[[Houghton Mifflin]] (US)
 
| date=[[22 November]] [[1962]] (UK)<br/>[[1963]]
 
| date=[[22 November]] [[1962]] (UK)<br/>[[1963]]
| format=Hardback in dustwrapper
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| format=Unknown
 
| pages=63
 
| pages=63
| noisbn=None
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| isbn=Unknown
 
}}
 
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''''' The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book''''' is a collection of poetry by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], published in 1962.  The book contains 16 poems, only two of which deal with [[Tom Bombadil]], a character who is most famous for his encounter with [[Frodo Baggins]] in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', the first volume in Tolkien's best-selling ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.  The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme.
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'''''The Adventures of Tom Bombadil''''' is a collection of poetry by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], published in 1962.  The book contains 16 poems, only two of which deal with [[Tom Bombadil]], a character who is most famous for his encounter with [[Frodo Baggins]] in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', the first volume in Tolkien's best-selling ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.  The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme.
  
 
The book was originally illustrated by [[Pauline Baynes]] and later by [[Roger Garland]].
 
The book was originally illustrated by [[Pauline Baynes]] and later by [[Roger Garland]].
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It is also notable because it uses the letter "K" instead of "C" for the /k/ sound in [[Sindarin]], a spelling variant Tolkien alternated many times in his writings.
 
It is also notable because it uses the letter "K" instead of "C" for the /k/ sound in [[Sindarin]], a spelling variant Tolkien alternated many times in his writings.
  
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''Tom Bombadil'' can best be seen as a small, poetic venture into Tolkien's imagination.
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
 
#[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (poem)|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]
 
#[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (poem)|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]
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#[[Perry-the-Winkle]]
 
#[[Perry-the-Winkle]]
 
#[[The Mewlips]]
 
#[[The Mewlips]]
#[[Oliphaunt (poem)|Oliphaunt]]
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#[[Oliphaunt]]
 
#[[Fastitocalon (poem)|Fastitocalon]]
 
#[[Fastitocalon (poem)|Fastitocalon]]
 
#[[Cat (poem)|Cat]]
 
#[[Cat (poem)|Cat]]
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#[[The Last Ship]]
 
#[[The Last Ship]]
  
==Expanded edition==
 
In 2014 was published an expanded edition of ''The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book'', edited by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]. The new edition includes earlier versions of several poems and the related poem ''[[Once upon a Time]]''. It also contains the formerly unpublished "predecessor of ''Perry-the-Winkle'', called ''[[The Bumpus]]'', and the complete, tantalizingly brief fragment of a prose story featuring Tom Bombadil, in the days of 'King Bonhedig'". In addition, the editors provide a new introduction and a commentary on the text.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]]|articleurl=http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/new-tolkien-projects-part-one/|articlename=New Tolkien Projects, Part One|dated=15 January 2014|website=[http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/ Wayneandchristina.wordpress.com]|accessed=19 January 2014}}</ref>
 
 
==External links==
 
*[http://archive.thetablet.co.uk/article/15th-december-1962/15/from-an-antique-land-the-adventures-of-tom-bombadi ''The Adventures of Tom Bombadil'' review] at thetablet.co.uk
 
*[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/booksbytolkien/adventuresoftb/description.htm Review] at Tolkienlibrary.com
 
*[http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/bombadil.html Addenda and Corrigenda to The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book (2014)]
 
 
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