J. R. R. Tolkien
From the dust jacket of Roverandom

J. R. R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

J.R.R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, but came to England with his mother at the age of three and a half. After serving in the First World War he became a distinguished professor of Anglo-Saxon and later of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. His first work of fiction, The Hobbit, was published in 1937. The Lord of the Rings, his masterpiece, took twelve years to write and was originally published in three volumes between 1954 and 1955. Tolkien said of this great work, 'It is written in my life blood, such as that is, thick or thin; and I can do no other.' The author died at Oxford in 1973 at the age of eighty-one. 

From Bilbo's Last Song

The History of Middle-earth published by George Allen and Unwin
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1 The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1 Tolkien, J. R. R. 1983
The Book of Lost Tales, Part 2 The Book of Lost Tales, Part 2 Tolkien, J. R. R. 1984
The Lays of Beleriand The Lays of Beleriand Tolkien, J. R. R. 1985
The Lost Road and Other Writings The Lost Road and Other Writings Tolkien, J. R. R. 1987
Morgoth's Ring Morgoth's Ring Tolkien, J. R. R. 1993
The Peoples of Middle-earth The Peoples of Middle-earth Tolkien, J. R. R. 1996
The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings Volume 1 The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings Volume 1 Tolkien, J. R. R. 1988
Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Four) Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age (The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Four) Tolkien, J. R. R. 1992
The Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, The Ambarkanta and The Annals The Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, The Ambarkanta and The Annals Tolkien, J. R. R. 1986
The Treason of Isengard: The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Two The Treason of Isengard: The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Two Tolkien, J. R. R. 1989
The War of the Jewels The War of the Jewels Tolkien, J. R. R. 1994
The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Three The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Three Tolkien, J. R. R. 1990
The Lord of the Rings published by George Allen and Unwin
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R. 1954
The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R. 1955
The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R. 1954
Authored
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages Tolkien, J. R. R. 2016
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book Tolkien, J. R. R. 1962
Beren and Luthien Beren and Luthien Tolkien, J. R. R. 2017
Bilbo's Last Song Bilbo's Last Song Tolkien, J. R. R. 1990
The Children of Hurin The Children of Hurin Tolkien, J. R. R. 2007
The Fall of Arthur The Fall of Arthur Tolkien, J. R. R. 2013
The Fall of Gondolin The Fall of Gondolin Tolkien, J. R. R. 2018
Farmer Giles of Ham Farmer Giles of Ham Tolkien, J. R. R. 1949
The Father Christmas Letters The Father Christmas Letters Tolkien, J. R. R. 1976
The Hobbit The Hobbit Tolkien, J. R. R. 1989
The Hobbit: or There and Back Again The Hobbit: or There and Back Again Tolkien, J. R. R. 1937
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun together with The Corrigan Poems The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun together with The Corrigan Poems Tolkien, J. R. R. 2016
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun Tolkien, J. R. R. 2009
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien, J. R. R. 1981
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays Tolkien, J. R. R. 1983
Mr. Bliss Mr. Bliss Tolkien, J. R. R. 1982
Roverandom Roverandom Tolkien, J. R. R. 1998
The Silmarillion The Silmarillion Tolkien, J. R. R. 1977
Smith of Wootton Major Smith of Wootton Major Tolkien, J. R. R. 1967
The Story of Kullervo The Story of Kullervo Tolkien, J. R. R. 2015
Tree and Leaf Tree and Leaf Tolkien, J. R. R. 1964
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth Tolkien, J. R. R. 1980
Editor
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1925
Translated
CoverTitleAuthorPublication date
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell 2014
Other Titles

A Middle English Vocabulary. The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1922. - A glossary of Middle English words for students.

Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle. Oxford University Press, 1962. An edition of the Rule for a female medieval religious order.

The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle. Houghton MIfflin, 1967. A collection of eight songs, seven from The Lord of the Rings, set to music by Donald Swann.

The Old English "Exodus". The Clarendon Press 1981. Tolkien's translation with notes and commentary of the Old English poem.

Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode. George Allen and Unwin 1982. Tolkien's translations and commentaries on the old English Texts for lectures he delivered in the 1920s.

A more complete list of J.R.R. Tolkien's known writings can be found at the Tolkien Library page on Collecting Tolkien Books.