J.R.R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known for his fantasy works, especially The Lord of the Rings. His works have been adapted into various film, television, and stage adaptations, and his books have sold more than 150 million copies. He is considered one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Here is a list of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books in order:
1. The Hobbit (1937): Written as a children’s book, The Hobbit tells the story of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and his adventures in Middle-earth. It is the first book in Tolkien’s Middle-earth series and is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.
2. The Fellowship of the Ring (1954): The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of The Lord of the Rings. It tells the story of a group of hobbits as they set out on a quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth from the evil forces of Sauron.
3. The Two Towers (1954): The Two Towers is the second volume of The Lord of the Rings and follows the adventures of the fellowship as they continue their quest to destroy the One Ring.
4. The Return of the King (1955): The Return of the King is the third and final volume of The Lord of the Rings. It follows the fellowship as they come to the final battle against Sauron and his forces.
5. The Silmarillion (1977): The Silmarillion is a collection of stories written by Tolkien that take place before and after The Lord of the Rings. It is an epic tale of the creation of Middle-earth and the First Age of the world.
6. Unfinished Tales (1980): Unfinished Tales is a collection of stories, essays, and other writings by Tolkien that were left unfinished at the time of his death. It provides additional information about Middle-earth and the characters in The Lord of the Rings.
7. The Children of Hurin (2007): The Children of Hurin is a fantasy novel written by Tolkien. It tells the story of Turin Turambar and his sister Nienor and their struggles to survive in the world of Middle-earth.