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J.R.R. Tolkien

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3rd, 1892 in South Africa. Tolkien was educated and taught Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Tolkien's other works include The Hobbit and The Simarillion, which are both available on audio from Random House.

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Bilbo's Last Song

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $12.99

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Bilbo's Last Song

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $4.99

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Book of Lost Tales 1

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: April 22, 1992
Price: $7.99

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Book of Lost Tales 2

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: April 22, 1992
Price: $7.99

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The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings--Part One
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: August 12, 1986
Price: $8.99

This is Part One to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

"For anyone who likes the genre to which it belongs, the Heroic Quest, I cannot imagine a more wonderful [book]... No fiction I have read in the last five years has given me more joy than The Fellowship of the... Read more >

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The Hobbit
The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: July 12, 1986
Price: $8.99

The epic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy - a story complete in itself - that recounts the tale of the creatures who inhabit Middle-earth and the onset of the War of the Rings. A favorite of readers for decades, this novel has been acclaimed as a masterpiece of... Read more >

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The Hobbit (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $8.99

The Hobbit is one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time, a classic that has captivated generations of readers and is now an eagerly anticipated film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous... Read more >

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The Hobbit (Graphic Novel)
An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 29, 2001
Price: $20.00

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The Lays of Beleriand

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: August 29, 1994
Price: $7.99

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The Lost Road and Other Writings

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Christopher Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: September 30, 1996
Price: $7.99

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The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: Part Three
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: July 12, 1986
Price: $8.99

This is the final installment to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

"The great tale of wonder, like the great novel, is not a preoccupation of children...the adult mind has, if anything, greater need for fantasy than that of the child... In The Lord of the Rings a whole Secondary World is... Read more >

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The Shaping of Middle-earth

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: October 30, 1995
Price: $7.99

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The Silmarillion

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: January 12, 1985
Price: $8.99

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: December 12, 1979
Price: $7.99

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, and SIR ORFEO are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age--the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests. Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes... Read more >

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Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: January 12, 1986
Price: $6.99

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The Tolkien Reader

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: November 12, 1986
Price: $7.99

This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy.

CONTENTS:

Publisher's Note: Tolkien's Magic Ring by Peter Beagle

The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorthelm's Son

Tree and Leaf

Farmer Giles of Ham

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The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: Part Two
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: August 12, 1986
Price: $8.99

This is Part Two of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

"[Two Towers] reinforces the conviction that we have now in the making one of the great literary achievements of our time... For the world of the Ring bears striking, terrifying resemblance to the world we know, and for all its fantasticality,... Read more >

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Unfinished Tales

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: August 12, 1988
Price: $7.99

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