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
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.
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,
[History of Middle‑earth ; 4]
1987 The Lost Road and
Other Writings: Language and Legend Before "The Lord of
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
[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]
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