E-BOOKS

Digital editions of "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Silmarillion," "Unfinished Tales," "The Children of Húrin," "The Book of Lost Tales: Part 1," "The Book of Lost Tales: Part 2," "Tales from the Perilous Realm," "The Legend of Sigurd And Gudrún," "The Fall of Arthur"

The core of Tolkien's epic masterworks are now available as digital 'E-books.' Even the first two (and hopefully more) volumes of the outstanding "The History of Middle-earth" Series can be read on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

In the spirit of this site's goal, I've decided to focus on Amazon's Kindle, which is in my opinion the most stable and economical platform over the other contenders.

You'll find the current versions of the Kindle listed just below the 'e-book' editions.

THE HOBBIT
First published on September 21, 1937, by George Allen & Unwin.

Tolkien's enchanting adventure 'there and back again,' planted the seeds for its epic sequel "The Lord of the Rings."

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 'E-BOOK' EDITION

'E-BOOK' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

THE LORD OF THE RINGS
First published on July 29, 1954 ("The Fellowship of the Ring"), November 11, 1954 ("The Two Towers"), October 20, 1955 ("The Return of the King"), by George Allen & Unwin.

Tolkien's peerless masterpiece recounts 'the downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King.' Among its innumerable accolades, this three volume epic has been declared to be among "the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY 'E-BOOK' EDITION

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NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

THE SILMARILLION
First published on November 19, 1977, by George Allen & Unwin.

Tolkien's epic History of the Elves narrates the tumultuous events of the First and Second ages of Middle-earth.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

NOTE: UK (UNITED KINGDOM) EDITION

UNFINISHED TALES
First published in 1980, by George Allen & Unwin.

Tales from different ages of Tolkien's Middle-earth, ranging from the epic events of the First Age, until Sauron's final and climatic defeat.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN
First published in April 17, 2007, by Houghton Mifflin.

The first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien since the posthumous "The Silmarillion" in 1977. Presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of "The Children of Húrin" will reunite fans of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

THE BOOK OF LOST TALES: PART 1
First published in 1983, by George Allen & Unwin. Volume 1 of The History of Middle-earth Series.

The first part of "The Book of Lost Tales" stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for the "Tales" were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called "The Silmarillion."

'E-BOOK' EDITION

THE BOOK OF LOST TALES: PART 2
First published in 1983, by George Allen & Unwin. Volume 1 of The History of Middle-earth Series.

The second part of "The Book of Lost Tales" includes the tale of Beren and Lúthien, Túrin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with the text of associated poems. The book also contains extensive information on names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

TALES FROM THE PERILOUS REALM
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"Tales from the Perilous Realm" is the definitive collection Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale ("Farmer Giles of Ham," "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "Leaf by Niggle," "Smith of Wootton Major," and "Roverandom"), written in the same vein as "The Hobbit."

'E-BOOK' EDITION

BILBO'S LAST SONG
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Bilbo's Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien's epilogue to his classic work "The Lord of the Rings." As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind. Pauline Baynes's jewel-like illustrations lushly depict both this final voyage and scenes from "The Hobbit," as Bilbo remembers his first journey while he prepares for his last.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS
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Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien's inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

'E-BOOK' EDITION

THE LEGEND OF SIGURD AND GUDRÚN
First published on May 5, 2009, by Houghton Mifflin.

A previously unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien, written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920s and '30s, before he wrote "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." It makes available for the first time Tolkien's extensive retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of "Sigurd the Völsung" and "The Fall of the Niflungs."

'E-BOOK' EDITION

THE FALL OF ARTHUR
First published on May 23, 2013, by HarperCollins.

The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.

The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood is summoned back to Britain by news of the treachery of Mordred. Already weakened in spirit by Guinevere's infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur must rouse his knights to battle one last time against Mordred's rebels and foreign mercenaries.

Powerful, passionate and filled with vivid imagery, The Fall of Arthur reveals Tolkien's gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Originally composed by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1930s, this work was set aside for The Hobbit and has lain untouched for 80 years.

Now it has been edited for publication by Tolkien's son, Christopher, who contributes three illuminating essays that explore the literary world of King Arthur, reveal the deeper meaning of the verses and the painstaking work that his father applied to bring it to a finished form, and the intriguing links between The Fall of Arthur and his greatest creation, Middle-earth.

'E-BOOK' EDITION