Author:John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

South African-born, British-based fantasy author, best known for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien





  • 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 1914
  • The Bidding of the Minstrel 1914
  • Goblin Feet 1915
  • You and Me / and the Cottage of Lost Play 1915
  • Kôr 1915, published as The City of the Gods in 1923
  • 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 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 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 Lay of Leithian 1925–1931
  • The Lay of Eärendel 1920s
  • The Nameless Land 1926
  • Adventures in Unnatural History and Medieval Metres, being the Freaks of Fisiologus 1927:
  • Bagme Bloma
  • Éadig Béo þu!
  • Frenchmen Froth
  • From One to Five
  • I Sat upon a Bench
  • Ides Ælfscýne
  • La Húru
  • Lit and Lang
  • Natura Apis: Morali Ricardi Eremite
  • Ofer Wídne Gársecg
  • The Root of the Boot
  • Ruddoc Hana
  • Syx Mynet
  • The Dragon's Visit 1937
  • Knocking at the Door: Lines induced by sensations when waiting for an answer at the door of an Exalted Academic Person 1937
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, published in Welsh Review, December 1945
  • Imram (The Death of St. Brendan) 1946 (published in Time and Tide, December 1955
  • Elvish translations of Catholic prayers (ed. Wynne, Smith, Hostetter in Vinyar Tengwar 43, 44, 2002), composed in the 1950s:

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