Farmer giles of ham is a comic medieval fable written by j r r tolkien in 1937 and published in 1949 the story describes the encounters between farmer giles and a wily dragon named chrysophylax and how giles manages to use these to rise from humble beginnings to rival the king of the land. 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 it is a small gem of a tale that grows more delightful with each rereading. Farmer giles of ham is a short story from the master of fantasy fiction jrrtolkien although the story is about a hero and contains giants dragons and talking dogsactually it is just one dog it is not an epic tale full with action. Farmer giles of ham written in 1947 published in 1949 is a short story written by jrr tolkienthe story describes a series of encounters between farmer giles and a wily dragon named chrysophylaxit is set in a fantasy britain of long ago which has mythical creatures medieval knights and primitive firearms. Farmer giles of ham aegidius de hammo was a man who lived in the midmost parts of the island of britain in full his name was ngidius ahenobarbus julius agricola de hammo for people were richly endowed with names in those days now long ago when this island was still happily divided into many kingdoms
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