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J.R.R. Tolkien

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
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2002
$12.99/(Canada) | 978-0-375-82373-2 (0-375-82373-5)

Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his... Read more






Book of Lost Tales 1
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | April 1992
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-37521-6 (0-345-37521-1)

THE BOOK OF LOST TALES, I, stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Here is the whole, glorious history of Middle-earth that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to mythic and dramatic life with his classic fantasy novels of the Ring Cycle. Read more






Book of Lost Tales 2
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | April 1992
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-37522-3 (0-345-37522-X)

This second part of THE BOOK OF LOST TALES includes the tale of Beneren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with the texts of associated poems, as... Read more






The Fellowship of the Ring
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1986
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-33970-6 (0-345-33970-3)

The prequel to The Lord of the Rings—The Hobbit—is now a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson
 
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME
 
The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the Ring he bears—the Ring of... Read more






The Hobbit
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | July 1986
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-33968-3 (0-345-33968-1)

THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME

Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally... Read more






The Hobbit (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | September 2012
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-53483-5 (0-345-53483-2)

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...

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The Hobbit (Graphic Novel)
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$20.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-44560-5 (0-345-44560-0)

AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS!
 
First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord... Read more






The Lays of Beleriand
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1994
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-38818-6 (0-345-38818-6)

"The power of Tolkien's central characters . . . shines through." Library Journal.
A treasure trove of lore for old and new friends of Middle-earth. Enter now, reader, and learn of the hero of the Lay of Leithian. Hear as well of the early years of Turin the Tall, as he journeys... Read more






The Lost Road and Other Writings
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1996
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-40685-9 (0-345-40685-0)

The History of Middle-earth 5
Edited by Christopher Tolkien
INKLINGS OF GREATNESS . . .
J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis were friends and fellow members of the literary circle known as The Inklings. It is hardly surprising that, at one point, these talented gentlemen embarked on a challenge: Lewis was to write... Read more






The Return of the King
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | July 1986
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-33973-7 (0-345-33973-8)

The prequel to The Lord of the Rings—The Hobbit—is now a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson
 
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME
 
While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarms out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggle deep into Mordor, seat of...

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The Shaping of Middle-earth
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | October 1995
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-40043-7 (0-345-40043-7)

THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Poems and prose, maps and chronologies, detours and diversions along the road to Middle-earth . . . Christopher Tolkien has gathered archival materials that his late father, J. R. R. Tolkien, used to create the world and the history behind his classic stories.
THE EVOLUTION OF A WORLD
This fourth... Read more






The Silmarillion
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | January 1985
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-32581-5 (0-345-32581-8)

"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury...it overwhelms the reader."
TIME
Those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth should not be without this grand volume that tells the... Read more






Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | December 1979
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-27760-2 (0-345-27760-0)

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






Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | January 1986
$6.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-33606-4 (0-345-33606-2)

Two bewitching fantasies by J.R.R. Tolkien, beloved author of THE HOBBIT. In SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR, Tolkien explores the gift of fantasy, and what it means to the life and character of the man who receives it. And FARMER GILES OF HAM tells a delightfully ribald mock-heroic tale, where a dragon... Read more






The Tolkien Reader
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | November 1986
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-34506-6 (0-345-34506-1)

Stories, poems, and commentaries by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
 
FARMER GILES OF HAM
An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will delight readers everywhere.
 
THE...

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The Two Towers
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1986
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-33971-3 (0-345-33971-1)

The prequel to The Lord of the Rings—The Hobbit—is now a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson
 
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME
 
The Fellowship is scattered. Some are bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some are contending with the treachery of the...

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Unfinished Tales
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1988
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-35711-3 (0-345-35711-6)

An extraordinary discovery is waiting for you on these pages. Mythic lore and forgotten legends unearthed by Christopher Tolkien from his father's archives unveil never-before-told stories of the three ages of ancient Middle-earth. Read more





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