The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Collector’s Edition. Offered Exclusively by Amazon. In December 2007, J. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. A very special book of five fairy tales illustrated by the bard herself, embellished with silver ornaments and mounted moonstones. Tucked in its own case disguised as a wizarding textbook found in the Hogwarts library, the Collector’s Edition includes an exclusive reproduction of J. Rowling’s handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional illustrations not found in. Opening the case reveals a velvet bag embroidered with J. Rowling’s signature, in which sits the. Your very own copy of. Complete with metal skull, corners, and clasp; replica gemstones; and emerald ribbon. As a special gift for fans, the Collector’s edition also includes a set of 10 ready-for-framing prints of J. Rowling’s illustrations, enclosed in a velvet-lined pocket in the lid of the outer case. Rowling’s new introduction also comments on the personal lessons she has taken from the. Noting that the characters in Beedle’s collection “take their fates into their own hands, rather than taking a prolonged nap or waiting for someone to return a lost shoe, ” and that magic causes as much trouble as it cures. But the true jewel of this new edition is the enlightening and comprehensive commentary including extensive footnotes! By Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, who brings his unique wizard’s-eye perspective to the collection. Discovered “among the many papers which Dumbledore left in his will to the Hogwarts Archives, ” the venerable wizard’s ruminations on the. Allow today’s readers to place them in the context of 16th century Muggle society, even allowing that “Beedle was somewhat out of step with his times in preaching a message of brotherly love for Muggles” during the era of witch hunts that would eventually drive the wizarding community into self-imposed exile. In fact, versions of the same stories told in wizarding households would shock many for their uncharitable treatment of their Muggle characters. Professor Dumbledore also includes fascinating historical backstory, including tidbits such as the history and pursuit of magic wands, a brief comment on the Dark Arts and its practitioners, and the struggles with censorship that eventually led “a certain Beatrix Bloxam” to cleanse the. Of “much of the darker themes that she found distasteful, ” forever altering the meaning of the stories for their Muggle audience. Dumbledore also allows us a glimpse of his personal relationship to the. Remarking that it was through “Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump” that many of us [wizards] first discovered that magic could not bring back the dead. This item is in the category “Books, Comics & Magazines\Books”. The seller is “wayne240567″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Book Title: The Tales of Beedle The Bard
- Author: J.K. Rowling
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9780956010902