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Index:Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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This is an attempt to list all published writings (including letters, transcribed interviews and statements, etc.) of J.R.R. Tolkien appearing in books, periodicals and ephemera, in chronological order of publication.[1] For a list of his major books, see the bibliography section on the J.R.R. Tolkien page. For known or rumoured unpublished material, see Index:Unpublished material. For notes by Tolkien added to books in his personal library, see List of books in Tolkien's library.

  • Note 1: For ease of reference (and because many items do not have an exact date of publication), works are sorted alphabetically under each year.
  • Note 2: The list does not (in general) include reprints.
  • Note 3: Publications, with only a vague contribution by Tolkien, or which are questionable, disputed, or with an unknown publication status or similiar, are enclosed with parentheses.
  • Note 4: Non-English publications are only listed if these contain material published for the first time.


Publications during Tolkien's Lifetime




  • 1933: Oxford Magazine. 52, n°5. Contains the poem Errantry, p.180.



  • 1958: The Old English Apollonius of Tyre. Ed. Peter Goolden. Oxford University Press / Oxford English Monographs. Contains 'Prefatory Note', p. iii.
  • 1958: The Peterborough Chronicle 1070-1154. Ed. Cecily Clark. Oxford University Press / Oxford English Monographs.


  • (1960: The Seafarer.)
  • 1960: Triode. Contains a letter to the editor - Comments to Arthur R. Weir, "No Monroe in Lothlorien!".


Posthumous Publications







  1. Main works consulted for the compilation of this list has been (1) The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, (2) the bibliography of the Tolkien Library, (3) An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography, (4) A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.