Bibliography of J. R. R. Tolkien


Bibliography of J. R. R. Tolkien

The writings of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Fiction and poetry

"See also: Poems by J. R. R. Tolkien."
*1936 "Songs for the Philologists", with E.V. Gordon et al.
*1937 "The Hobbit or There and Back Again", ISBN 0-618-00221-9 (HM).
*1945 "Leaf by Niggle" (short story)
*1945 "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun", published in "Welsh Review"
*1949 "Farmer Giles of Ham" (medieval fable)
*1953 "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son" (a play written in alliterative verse), published with the accompanying essays "Beorhtnoth's Death" and "Ofermod", in "Essays and Studies by members of the English Association", volume 6.
* "The Lord of the Rings"
**1954 "The Fellowship of the Ring": being the first part of "The Lord of the Rings", ISBN 0-618-00222-7 (HM).
**1954 "The Two Towers": being the second part of "The Lord of the Rings", ISBN 0-618-00223-5 (HM).
**1955 "The Return of the King": being the third part of "The Lord of the Rings", ISBN 0-618-00224-3 (HM).
*1962 "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book"
*1964 "Tree and Leaf" ("On Fairy-Stories" and "Leaf by Niggle" in book form)
*1966 "The Tolkien Reader" ("The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son", "On Fairy-Stories", "Leaf by Niggle", "Farmer Giles of Ham", and "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil")
*1967 "The Road Goes Ever On", with Donald Swann
*1967 "Smith of Wootton Major"

Academic and other works

*1922 " [http://www.archive.org/details/middleenglishvoc00tolkuoft A Middle English Vocabulary] ", Oxford, Clarendon Press, 168 pp.
*1925 "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", co-edited with E.V. Gordon, Oxford University Press, 211 pp.; Revised edition 1967, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 232 pp.
*1925 "Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography", published in "The Review of English Studies", volume 1, no. 2, pp. 210–215.
*1925 "The Devil's Coach Horses", published in "The Review of English Studies", volume 1, no. 3, pp. 331–336.
*1929 "Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad", published in "Essays and Studies by members of the English Association", Oxford, volume 14, pp. 104–126.
*1932 "The Name 'Nodens'", concerning the name Nodens, published in "Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire", Oxford, University Press for The Society of Antiquaries.
*1932–34 "Sigelwara Land" parts I and II, in "Medium Aevum", Oxford, volume 1, no. 3 (December 1932), pp. 183–196 and volume 3, no. 2 (June 1934), pp. 95–111.
*1934 "Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale", in "Transactions of the Philological Society", London, pp. 1–70 (rediscovery of dialect humour, introducing the Hengwrt manuscript into textual criticism of Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales")
*1937 "", London, Humphrey Milford, 56 pp. (publication of his 1936 lecture on Beowulf criticism)
*1939 "The Reeve's Tale: version prepared for recitation at the 'summer diversions"', Oxford, 14 pp.
*1939 "On Fairy-Stories" (1939 Andrew Lang lecture) - concerning Tolkien's philosophy on fantasy, this lecture was a shortened version of an essay later published in full in 1947.
*1944 "Sir Orfeo", Oxford, The Academic Copying Office, 18 pp. (an edition of the medieval poem)
*1947 "On Fairy-Stories" (essay - published in "Essays presented to Charles Williams", Oxford University Press) - first full publication of an essay concerning Tolkien's philosophy on fantasy, and which had been presented in shortened form as the 1939 Andrew Lang lecture.
*1953 "Ofermod" and "Beorhtnoth's Death", two essays published with the poem "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son" in "Essays and Studies by members of the English Association", volume 6.
*1953 "Middle English "Losenger": Sketch of an etymological and semantic enquiry", published in "Essais de philologie moderne: Communications présentées au Congrès International de Philologie Moderne (1951)", Les Belles Lettres.
*1962 "Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle", Early English Text Society, Oxford University Press.
*1963 "English and Welsh", in "Angles and Britons: O'Donnell Lectures", University of Cardiff Press.
*1964 Introduction to "Tree and Leaf", with details of the composition and history of "Leaf by Niggle" and "On Fairy-Stories".
*1966 Contributions to the "Jerusalem Bible" (as translator and lexicographer)
*1966 Foreword to the Second Edition of "The Lord of the Rings", with Tolkien's comments on the varied reaction to his work, his motivation for writing the work, and his opinion of allegory.
*1966 "Tolkien on Tolkien" (autobiographical)

Posthumous publications

"See Tolkien research for essays and text fragments by Tolkien published posthumously in academic publications and forums."
*1975 "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings" (edited version) - published in "A Tolkien Compass" by Jared Lobdell. Written by Tolkien for use by translators of "The Lord of the Rings", a full version, re-titled "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings," was published in 2005 in "" by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull ISBN 0-618-64267-6.
*1975 Translations of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", "Pearl (poem)" and "Sir Orfeo"
*1976 "The Father Christmas Letters"
*1977 "The Silmarillion" ISBN 0-618-12698-8 (HM).
*1979 "Pictures by J. R. R. Tolkien"
*1980 "Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth" ISBN 0-618-15405-1 (HM).
*1980 "Poems and Stories" (a compilation of "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil", "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son", "On Fairy-Stories", "Leaf by Niggle", "Farmer Giles of Ham" and "Smith of Wootton Major")
*1981 "The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien" (eds. Christopher Tolkien and Humphrey Carpenter)
*1981 "The Old English "Exodus" Text" translation and commentary by J. R. R. Tolkien; edited by Joan Turville-Petre. Clarendon Press, Oxford
*1982 "Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode"
* 1982 "Mr. Bliss"
*1983 "The Monsters and the Critics" (an essay collection)
**"" (1936)
**"On Translating Beowulf" (1940)
**"On Fairy-Stories" (1947)
**"A Secret Vice" (1930)
**"English and Welsh" (1955)
*1983–1996 "The History of Middle-earth":

  1. "The Book of Lost Tales 1" (1983)
  2. "The Book of Lost Tales 2" (1984)
  3. "The Lays of Beleriand" (1985)
  4. "The Shaping of Middle-earth" (1986)
  5. "The Lost Road and Other Writings" (1987)
  6. "The Return of the Shadow" (The History of "The Lord of the Rings" vol. 1) (1988)
  7. "The Treason of Isengard" (The History of "The Lord of the Rings" vol. 2) (1989)
  8. "The War of the Ring" (The History of "The Lord of the Rings" vol. 3) (1990)
  9. "Sauron Defeated" (The History of "The Lord of the Rings" vol. 4, including The Notion Club Papers) (1992)
  10. "Morgoth's Ring" (The Later Silmarillion vol. 1) (1993)
  11. "The War of the Jewels" (The Later Silmarillion vol. 2) (1994)
  12. "The Peoples of Middle-earth" (1996)

**"Index" (2002)
*1995 "" - a compilation of Tolkien's art
*1998 "Roverandom"
*2002 "A Tolkien Miscellany" - a collection of previously published material
*2002 "Beowulf and the Critics" ed. Michael D.C. Drout ("Beowulf: the monsters and the critics" together with editions of two drafts of the longer essay from which it was condensed.)
*2005 "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings" (full version) - published in " " by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull ISBN 0-618-64267-6. Re-titled to "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in this book. Written by Tolkien for use by translators of "The Lord of the Rings", an edited version had been published in 1975 in "A Tolkien Compass" by Jared Lobdell.
*2007 "The Children of Húrin"
*2007 "The History of The Hobbit" by John D. Rateliff – contains substantial text fragments

Audio recordings

*1967 "Poems and Songs of Middle-earth", Caedmon TC 1231
*1975 "J. R. R. Tolkien Reads and Sings his The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings", Caedmon TC 1477, TC 1478 (based on an August, 1952 recording by George Sayer)

ee also

*J. R. R. Tolkien
*Writing of J. R. R. Tolkien
*Poems by J. R. R. Tolkien
*Tolkien research
*Works inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien
*Translations of The Lord of the Rings
*Translations of The Hobbit


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