Works of Literature by J.R.R. Tolkien - dummies

By Greg Harvey

Part of The Origins of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Best known for his epic fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien earned rank in 2009 as Forbes 5th among the magazine’s selected “top-earning dead celebrities.” Tolkien’s literary accomplishments during his 1892–1973 lifetime include the following:

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

Farmer Giles of Ham

The Father Christmas Letters*

Finn and Hengest*

The History of Middle-earth (12 volumes, edited by Christopher Tolkien)

The Hobbit

The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth

Leaf by Niggle

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien*

The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)

Mr. Bliss*

The Monsters and the Critics & Other Essays*

On Fairy Stories

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien*

The Road Goes Ever On (with Donald Swann)


The Silmarillion*

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo*

Smith of Wootton Major

Unfinished Tales*

* Published posthumously

Houghton Mifflin is Tolkien’s authorized publisher; paperback editions are also available from Ballantine Books.