J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959.

Tolkien is the creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.


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Book Covers
The Hobbit8.38
Farmer Giles of Ham6.60
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)8.74
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2)8.94
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3)9.10
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil6.76
Tree and Leaf7.46
Smith of Wootton Major6.70
The Lord of the Rings9.08
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
The Father Christmas Letters7.28
The Silmarillion8.12
Unfinished Tales7.76
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien7.36
Mr. Bliss6.04
The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (The History of Middle-earth #1)7.00
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (The History of Middle-earth #2)7.34
The Lays of Beleriand (The History of Middle-earth #3)7.34
The Shaping of Middle-earth (The History of Middle-earth #4)7.34
The Lost Road and Other Writings (The History of Middle-earth #5)7.34
The Return of the Shadow (The History of Middle-earth #6)7.20
The Treason of Isengard (The History of Middle-earth #7)7.34
The War of the Ring (The History of Middle-earth #8)7.34
Sauron Defeated (The History of Middle-earth #9)
Morgoth's Ring (The History of Middle-earth #10)
The War of the Jewels (The History of Middle-earth #11)
The Peoples of Middle-earth (The History of Middle-earth #12)7.50
Roverandom7.14
The History of Middle-earth: Part One (The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #1)
The History of Middle-earth: Part Two (The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #2)
The History of Middle-earth: Part Three (The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #3)
The Children of Húrin7.98
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún8.66
The Art of the Hobbit7.76
The Fall of Arthur
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell
A Brief History of The Hobbit
The Story of Kullervo6.12
The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien7.78
Beren and Lúthien
The Fall of Gondolin8.00
The Nature of Middle-earth8.50

Speculative Fiction Novels (36)


2018 | fantasy > high fantasy

2017 | fantasy > high fantasy

2015 | fantasy

2015 | fantasy, non-fiction

2014 | fantasy, non-fiction

2007 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #3)
2003 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #2)
2003 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth (omnibus editions) #1)
2003 | fantasy, non-fiction

1998 | fantasy > animal fantasy, childrens
(The History of Middle-earth #12)
1996 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #11)
1994 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #10)
1993 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #9)
1992 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #8)
1990 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #7)
1989 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #6)
1988 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #5)
1987 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #4)
1986 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #3)
1985 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #2)
1984 | fantasy, non-fiction
(The History of Middle-earth #1)
1983 | fantasy, non-fiction

1982 | fantasy, childrens

1980 | fantasy > high fantasy

1977 | fantasy > high fantasy

1976 | fantasy

1975 | fantasy
(The Lord of the Rings)
1968 | fantasy > high fantasy, collection

1967 | fantasy, childrens

1964 | fantasy, non-fiction, short stories

1962 | fantasy, short stories
(The Lord of the Rings #3)
1955 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Lord of the Rings #2)
1954 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Lord of the Rings #1)
1954 | fantasy > high fantasy

1949 | fantasy, childrens

1937 | fantasy, childrens

Others non-spefi books (6)


2021 | non-fiction

2015 | non-fiction

2013 | mainstream

2011 | non-fiction

2009 | mainstream

1981 | non-fiction