The Bodleian Library at Oxford

The Bodleian Library, Oxford

Major Works     Criticism     More Tolkien     Special Editions

Gathered together on these pages are The Tolkien Professor’s recommendations for literature by and on J.R.R. Tolkien, including audio editions and links to several online bookstores where you can purchase copies of these books.

In Major Works you can find primary texts, in both print and audio formats, of Tolkien’s more well-known classics; these are the editions used by The Tolkien Professor in his podcast series.

Criticism contains literary criticism and other books written by Tolkien scholars as well as other secondary materials.

The final section, More Tolkien, includes minor works of fiction by Tolkien, the wonderful History of Middle Earth series edited by Christopher Tolkien, and Tolkien’s own translations of some classic medieval poems.

In honor of the 75th Anniversary and the upcoming Peter Jackson films, we have created an additional section, Special Editions, which is comprised of exclusive editions of The Hobbit and brand new movie tie-in books!