J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Author page: biographical sketch, bibliography, quotes, links
(Auto-) Biographical Works
  • Humphrey Carter: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
  • Humphrey Carter: The Inklings
  • Philip Zaleski: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings









The Books
  • The Silmarillion (1977)
  • The Hobbit (1937) Audiobook performed by Andy Serkis
  • The Lord of the Rings – Audiobooks performed by Andy Serkis
    • The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
    • The Two Towers (1954)
    • The Return of The King (1955)
  • Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth (1980)
  • Tales from the Perilous Realm 1997
    • Roverandom
    • Farmer Giles of Ham (1949)
    • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other Verses from The Red Book (1962)
    • Smith of Wootton Major (1967)
    • Leaf by Niggle (1945)
    • On Fairy-Stories (1947)
  • The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle (1967)
  • Bilbo’s Last Song (1974 / 1990)
  • Poems from The Lord of the Rings (1994)
  • The History of Middle-Earth
    • The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (1983)
    • The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (1984)
    • The Lays of Beleriand (1985)
    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (1986)
    • The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987)
    • The History of the Lord of the Rings
      • The Return of the Shadow (1988)
      • The Treason of Isengard (1989)
      • The War of the Ring (1990)
      • Sauron Defeated (1992)
    • The Later Silmarillion
      • Morgoth’s Ring (1993)
      • The War of the Jewels (1994)
    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth (1996)
    • The History of Middle-Earth Index (2002)
  • Tales of Middle-earth
    • Beren and Lúthien (2017)
    • The Children of Húrin (2007)
    • The Fall of Gondolin (2018)




The Movies
  • The Hobbit
    • An Unexpected Journey
    • The Desolation of Smaug
    • The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • The Fellowship of the Ring
    • The Two Towers
    • The Return of the King


The World of Arda and Middle-earth



Supplemental Reading




Online Resources



Other Works

Nonseries Novels and Tales
  • Sir Gawain & The Green Knight (1925)
  • Tree and Leaf (1964)
    – Reprints Tolkien’s lecture On Fairy-Stories and his short story Leaf by Niggle.
  • The Father Christmas Letters (1976)
    A/K/A: Letters from Father Christmas
  • Mr. Bliss (1982)
  • Songs for the Philologists (1936)
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (1945 / 2016)
  • Poems and Stories (1980)
  • Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien (1993)
  • The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (2009)
  • The Fall of Arthur (2013)
Translations from Middle English
  • The Reeve’s Tale (1939)
    – Adapted from Chaucer.
  • Sir Orfeo (1944)
  • Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle (1962)
    – Rule for a female medieval religious order.
  • The Old English “Exodus” (1981)
  • Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode (1982)
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary (2014)
Essays, Scholarly Works, Correspondence
  • A Middle English Vocabulary (1922)
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981)
  • The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays (1983)
    A/K/A: Beowulf and the Critics
  • ‘Ósanwe-kenta: “Enquiry into the Communication of Thought”‘ (1998)
  • The Story of Kullervo (2015)
  • A Secret Vice (2016)
Pictures and Drawings
  • Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (1979)




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