Professor J.R.R. Tolkien C.B.E. was a renowned scholar of the English language, but is best remembered for his works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings which have become two of the most well-known, best-loved and biggest-selling books of all time.
In this section you’ll find a biography of Tolkien, by David Doughan, which provides a detailed outline of Tolkien’s life and works.
For a comprehensive list of biographical and critical works, see “Books about Tolkien“.
“Book by J.R.R. Tolkien” provides a simple list of books published during Tolkien’s lifetime or posthumously. If you’re looking for a suggested reading order, please have a look at our frequently asked questions.