Are there other Tolkien Books?

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  1. fantsyme

    fantsyme New Member

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    Hi,

    I just asked myself wether there are other Tolkien Books. Can anyone help out?


    cya
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  2. Sorcha

    Sorcha Moderator Staff Member

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    There are :) Check the Tolkien forum.
     
  3. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    hehe. Lots!

    Besides Lord of the Rings, there's the Hobbit, THe Silmarillion, Book of Lost Tales 1 & 11, Unfinished Tales, and about 10 other books in the History of Middle Earth Series. Just to start you off. :)
     
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    Yeah, he has a lot. Many of them, as far as I know, were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien.
     
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    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    dont forget a translation of Beowulf, King Arthur: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tree and Leaf, The Adventures of Tom Bombodil, Farmer Giles of Ham. Smith of Wotton Major and The Road Goes Ever On. they vary in style and theme but are all good reads.
     
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    There's also Roverrandom a cute little story about a real dog that gets turned into a toy dog by a wizard, and his adventures that followed.

    Tolkien wrote it after The Hobbit but the publisher wanted a sequel to The Hobbit so Roverrandom was set aside and remained unpublished until sometime in the 1990's I think.
     
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  7. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    Theres also a whole bunch of un-official books, written about Tolkien's work. My favourite at the moment is David Day's "Tolkien Bestiary"
     
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    I've compiled a list, these are the ones published before his death:

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1925)
    The Hobbit (1937)
    Leaf by Niggle (1945)
    On Fairy Stories (1947)
    Farmer Giles of Ham (1949)
    The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth (1953)
    The Lord of the Rings (1954-55)
    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962)
    Tree and Leaf (1964, containing On Fairystories, Leaf by Niggle and a poem, Mythopeia)
    Smith of Wootton Major (1967)
    The Road Goes Ever On (1968)

    Thene there are the books published after his death:

    The Father Christmas Letters (1976)
    The Silmarillion (1977)
    Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (1979)
    Unfinished Tales (1980)
    The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981)
    Finn and Hengist (1982)
    Mr. BLiss (1982)
    The Monsters and the Critics (1983)
    Roverandom (1989)
    Tales from the Perilious Realm (1997, a collection of Farmer Giles of Ham, Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Leaf by Niggle and Smith of Wootton Major)

    In addition to The History of Middle-earth-series, publshed between 1983 and 1996 (there came an index in 2002) and Bilbo's last Song, which I can't remember when was published.
     
  9. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    Update, that book i was talking about is called Characters from Tolkien, A Bestiary. Its a great read. Has anyone read David Day's "Illustrated Encyclopaedia" ? It looks pretty good, but very simliar to the bestiary.
     
  10. Child of a Pineapple

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    Roverandum is cute, and so is Bilbo's Last Song. They have that in my high schoool library, even though it's a little kid book. I still checked it out, though.