John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892‑1973

A Select Chronological Bibliography


1925    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / ed. Tolkien & E. V. Gordon.

               [2nd ed. rev. Norman Davis, 1967]

1934    "Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale" Transactions of the Philological  

               Society (1934) 1‑70.

1936    "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" Proceedings of the British Academy 22

   (1936) 245‑295.

1937    The Hobbit; or There and Back Again.

1945    “Leaf by Niggle” Dublin Review 432 (Jan. 1945) 46-61.

1947    “On Fairy Stories” in Essays Presented to Charles Williams.

               [Andrew Lang Lecture. University of St. Andrews. 1939]

1949    Farmer Giles of Ham.

1953    “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthem's Son” Essays and Studies. New  

   Series 6 (1953) 1-18.

1954    The Fellowship of the Ring. [reprinted 14 times before 2nd ed.]

            The Two Towers. [reprinted 11 times before 2nd ed.]

1955    The Return of the King. [reprinted 10 times before 2nd ed.]

1962    Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Wisse / ed. Tolkien.

            The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and Other Verses from the Red Book.

1963    “English and Welsh” in Angles and Britons (O’Donnell Lectures). 1-41.

1964    Tree and Leaf. [reprint of On Fairy-Stories & Leaf by Niggle]

1966    The Lord of the Rings (3 vols.) [2nd ed., with some revisions by the author]

The Tolkien Reader. [The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth.—On Fairy Stories.—Leaf  

   by Niggle.—Farmer Giles of Ham.—Adventures of Tom Bombadil / reprinted   

   1980 with Smith of Wootton Major]

1967    Smith of Wootton Major.


Posthumous Publications & Compilations


1975    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo / tr. Tolkien. ed.

   Christopher Tolkien.

1976    The Father Christmas Letters / ed. Baillie Tolkien.

1979    Pictures / ed. Christopher Tolkien. [rev. ed. 1992]

1981    The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien / ed. Humphrey Carpenter & Christopher Tolkien.

1982    Mr. Bliss.

Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode / ed. Tolkien / ed. Alan J. Bliss.

1984    The Monster and the Critics, and Other Essays / ed. Christopher Tolkien.

1995    J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator / ed. Christina Scull and Wayne G.


1998    Roverandom / ed. Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond.



Posthumous Publications about Middle‑earth

(edited by Christopher Tolkien)


1977    The Silmarillion.


1980    Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle‑earth.


1983‑84 The Book of Lost Tales (2 vols.) [History of Middle‑earth ; 1‑2]

1985    The Lays of Beleriand. [History of Middle‑earth ; 3]

1986    The Shaping of Middle‑earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the Annals,       
            Together with the Earliest "Silmarillion" and the First Maps.

[History of Middle‑earth ; 4]

1987    The Lost Road and Other Writings: Language and Legend Before "The Lord of                            
            the Rings". [History of Middle‑earth ; 5]


1988    The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 1.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 6]

1989    The Treason of Isengard: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 2.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 7]

1990    The War of the Ring: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 3.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 8]

1992    Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age (The History of the Lord of the                      
               Rings, Part 4) The Notion Club Papers and the Drowning of Anadune.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 9]


1993    Legends of Aman: Morgoth's Ring, the Later Silmarillion, Part 1.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 10]

1995    The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part 2.

               [History of Middle‑earth ; 11]

1996    The Peoples of Middle-earth. [History of Middle-earth ; 12]


                                                                                                                                      PJS [rev. 5/06]


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