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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 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
$12.99/0.00(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
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-37521-6 (0-345-37521-1)

The extraordinary history of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Embedded in English legend and English association, they were set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named... Read more






Book of Lost Tales 2
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | April 1992
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-37522-3 (0-345-37522-X)

“Tolkien devotees will no doubt rejoice. . . . Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father’s son, delving into the question of Elvish genealogies. . . . He gives the reader histories of each character’s name as it evolved in the course of Tolkien’s revisions.”—The New York Times Book Review

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The Fellowship of the Ring
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1986
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33970-6 (0-345-33970-3)

The opening novel of The Lord of the Rings—the greatest fantasy epic of all time—which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
 
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him... Read more






The Hobbit
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | July 1986
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33968-3 (0-345-33968-1)

The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests... Read more






The Hobbit (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | September 2012
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-53483-5 (0-345-53483-2)

The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard...

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The Hobbit (Graphic Novel)
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Adapted by Chuck Dixon and Sean Deming, Illustrated by David Wenzel
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$20.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-44560-5 (0-345-44560-0)

An illustrated edition of the enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit—the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy—in a newly expanded edition.

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the... Read more






The Lays of Beleriand
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1994
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-38818-6 (0-345-38818-6)

“The power of Tolkien’s central characters—tragic, cursed Túrin; the lovers Beren and Lúthien—shines through.”—Library Journal

Enter these pages and learn of the hero of The Lay of Leithian—and hear of the early years of Túrin the Tall, as he journeys through darkness on his search to find his father. Read of his rescue... Read more






The Lost Road and Other Writings
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1996
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-40685-9 (0-345-40685-0)

The glorious history of how Middle-earth would change—and become the world readers recognize in The Lord of the Rings

As friends and fellow members of the literary circle known as The Inklings, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis embarked on a challenge. Lewis was to write on “space-travel” and Tolkien... Read more






The Return of the King
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | July 1986
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33973-7 (0-345-33973-8)

The awesome conclusion to The Lord of the Rings—the greatest fantasy epic of all time—which began in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarms out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam...

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The Shaping of Middle-earth
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | October 1995
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-40043-7 (0-345-40043-7)

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.

This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents... Read more






The Silmarillion
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | January 1985
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-32581-5 (0-345-32581-8)

The must-have companion to the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings

The Silmarillion is Tolkien’s first book and his last. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien’s world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of... 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
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33606-4 (0-345-33606-2)

Venture into the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien with these classic fantasies that dazzle and delight.

Smith of Wootton Major

“Like The Hobbit, this is first and foremost a goodtale—dense and engrossing, full of unexpectedturns. . . . It is both homely and haunting, and in its way, almost literally bewitching.”The New York Times... Read more






Tales Before Narnia
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Rudyard Kipling, Edited by Douglas A. Anderson
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49890-8 (0-345-49890-9)

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.

In... Read more






The Tolkien Reader
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | November 1986
$7.99/0.00(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
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33971-3 (0-345-33971-1)

The middle novel in The Lord of the Rings—the greatest fantasy epic of all time—which began in The Fellowship of the Ring, and which reaches its magnificent climax in The Return of the King.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The Fellowship is scattered. Some are bracing hopelessly for war...

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Unfinished Tales
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1988
$7.99/0.00(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.

THE FIRST AGE

Young lord Turin fled from Morgoth’s forces, wandering in disguise as an outlaw until he could avenge... Read more





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