J.R.R. Tolkien Books in Chronological Order

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Publication Order of The Lord of the Rings Books

The Hobbit (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Two Towers (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the King (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Middle-Earth Universe Books

Tolkien’s World: Paintings of Middle-Earth (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems From The Hobbit (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The History of Middle-Earth Books

The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lays of Beleriand (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Jewels (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The History of Middle Earth Index (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Tales of Middle-Earth (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of History Of The Lord Of The Rings Collections

The Return of the Shadow (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treason of Isengard (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Ring (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sauron Defeated (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales of Middle Earth Books

The Fall of Númenor: and Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-earth (2022) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Later Silmarillion Collections

Morgoth’s Ring: The Legends of Aman (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farmer Giles of Ham (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drawings by Tolkien (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roverandom (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Húrin (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Kullervo (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Manuscript (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beren and Lúthien (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Smith of Wootton Major (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tales from the Perilous Realm (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tree and Leaf (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tolkien Reader (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems and Stories (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters from Father Christmas (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silmarillion (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tolkien Miscellany (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fall of Arthur (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo (2021) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Bilbo’s Last Song (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr Bliss (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oliphaunt (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf and the Critics (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tolkien on Fairy-stories (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monsters and the Critics: The Essays of J.R.R. Tolkien (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Christmas Letters (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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