J. R. R. Tolkien bibliography

This is a list of the published works of the English writer and philologist J. R. R. Tolkien.


  • 1937 The Hobbit or There and Back Again, ISBN 0-618-00221-9 (HM).
  • 1945 "Leaf by Niggle" (short story), published in The Dublin Review
  • 1945 The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (poem), published in The 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
  • 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, a song-cycle
  • 1967 Smith of Wootton Major (short story), published as an illustrated chapbook


Unless stated otherwise, the years indicate the date of composition.

  • The Battle of the Eastern Field 1911
  • From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames 1913
  • The Voyage of Eärendel the Evening Star (The Book of Lost Tales 2 267–269) 1914
  • The Bidding of the Minstrel 1914 (The Book of Lost Tales 2 261f., 269f.)
  • Tinfang Warble 1914 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 107f.)
  • Goblin Feet 1915
  • You and Me / and the Cottage of Lost Play 1915 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 27f.)
  • Kôr 1915, published as The City of the Gods in 1923 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 136)
  • Kortirion among the Trees 1915 (revised in 1937 and in the 1960s, The Trees of Kortirion)
  • Over Old Hills and Far Away 1915
  • A Song of Aryador 1915
  • The Shores of Elfland 1915
  • Habbanan beneath the Stars 1916
  • The Sorrowful City 1916
  • The Song of Eriol 1917 (The Book of Lost Tales 2 298ff.)
  • The Horns of Ulmo 1917
  • The Happy Mariners, published in 1920, composed in 1915
  • The Children of Húrin (begun in 1920 or earlier, continued to 1925) (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Clerke's Compleinte 1922
  • Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden 1923
  • The Eadigan Saelidan 1923
  • Why the Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon 1923
  • Enigmata Saxonic - a Nuper Inventa Duo 1923
  • The Cat and the Fiddle: A Nursery-Rhyme Undone and its Scandalous Secret Unlocked 1923
  • An Evening in Tavrobel 1924
  • The Lonely Isle 1924
  • The Princess Ni 1924
  • Light as Leaf on Lindentree 1925
  • The Flight of the Noldoli from Valinor 1925 (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Lay of Leithian 1925–1931 (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Lay of Eärendel 1920s (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Nameless Land 1926
  • Adventures in Unnatural History and Mediaeval Metres, being the Freaks of Fisiologus 1927:
  • Bagme Bloma [2]
  • Éadig Béo þu![2]
  • Frenchmen Froth
  • From One to Five
  • I Sat upon a Bench
  • Ides Ælfscýne[2]
  • La Húru
  • Lit and Lang
  • Natura Apis: Morali Ricardi Eremite
  • Ofer Wídne Gársecg[2]
  • The Root of the Boot
  • Ruddoc Hana
  • Syx Mynet

Academic and other worksEdit

Posthumous publicationsEdit

Constructed languagesEdit

A large volume of Tolkien's writings on his constructed languages, especially the Elvish languages such as Quenya and Sindarin, is being published and annotated by scholars in the journals Vinyar Tengwar and Parma Eldalamberon. The work is ongoing.

"Ataremma" (Pater Noster in Quenya) versions I–VI, pp. 4–26
"Aia María" (Ave Maria in Quenya) versions I–IV, pp. 26–36
"Alcar i Ataren" (Gloria Patri in Quenya), pp. 36–38
  • 2002 "Words of Joy: Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya (Part Two), Vinyar Tengwar 44:
"Litany of Loreto" in Quenya, pp. 11–20.
"Ortírielyanna" (Sub tuum praesidium in Quenya), pp. 5–11
"Alcar mi tarmenel na Erun" (Gloria in Excelsis Deo in Quenya), pp. 31–38.
"Ae Adar Nín" (Pater Noster in Sindarin) Vinyar Tengwar 44, pp. 21–30.

Audio recordingsEdit

  • 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)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ This Essay was unfinished and unpublished


  1. ^ Republished in various editions, lately in the 1999 edition of Tree and Leaf in the UK only.
  2. ^ a b c d Also in Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle-Earth, Grafton, 1992. pp 303–309
  3. ^ "A Tolkien Miscellany by J.R.R. Tolkien". Goodreads. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  4. ^ "The Fall of Arthur – J. R. R. Tolkien". Harper Collins. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ Flood, Alison (19 March 2014). "JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait" – via www.theguardian.com.
  6. ^ "JRR Tolkien's 100-year-old unpublished fantasy tale to finally see light of day". dna. 7 June 2015.
  7. ^ Maloney, Jennifer (19 October 2016). "J.R.R. Tolkien's Story, 'Beren and Lúthien,' Will Be Published a Century After It Was Written". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ Flood, Alison (10 April 2018). "The Fall of Gondolin, 'new' JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (19 November 2020). "Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

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