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The History of the Hobbit: A Review

By Mike Foster This long-awaited scholarly study chronicles the creation of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the first-published of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales of Middle-earth It includes a complete edition of the original...

Return to Bag-End

Return to Bag-End is the second volume of The History of the Hobbit, a two-volume study of the early drafts and writing process of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Return to Bag-End...

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, a new posthumously-published book by JRR Tolkien, was released by HarperCollins (UK & worldwide) and Houghton Mifflin (US) on May 5, 2009. The Legend of Sigurd...

Gollum

The character of Gollum plays a vital role in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He becomes not only a memorable and well-rounded character, but also a focus for...

The Peoples of Middle Earth

The Peoples of Middle Earth is the twelfth and final volume of the History of Middle Earth series by JRR Tolkien. The History of Middle Earth is a collection of the previously...

The War of the Jewels

The War of the Jewels is volume eleven in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth by JRR Tolkien. This volume, and the previous volume, Morgoth’s Ring, are a collection of Tolkien’s writings...

Morgoth’s Ring

Morgoth's Ring is Volume X in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth series. The History of Middle Earth is comprised of the posthumously published stories and notes of JRR Tolkien, collected and...

Sauron Defeated

Sauron Defeated is Book IX in the twelve-volume series of writings known as The History of Middle Earth, a collection previously unpublished (and mostly unfinished) writings by JRR Tolkien. Tolkien’s son and...

The War of the Ring

The War of the Ring is book VIII in the twelve-volume History of Middle Earth series by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. It is also the third of four books known...

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