Links to Chapters

I have not included every chapter of every book on this list. I have chosen not to include introductions, commentaries, appendix content, notes, and similar on this list. I may however refer to them in the blog posts. The chapters and books with links, are the ones that I have blogged about to date.

The list order is as follows: 1) The History of Middle-Earth series, 2) Middle-Earth publications, 3) Short stories, and 4) Stand-alone publications.


I – The Book of Lost Tales part 1

AdobePhotoshopExpress_71acbb7514634d0fa43f6473ee74edcbI: The Cottage of Lost Play
IIa: Link between Cottage of Lost Play and The Music of the Ainur
IIb: The Music of the Ainur
III: The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor
IV: The Chaining of Melko
V: The Coming of the Elvess and the Making of Kôr
VI: The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor 
VII: The Flight of the Noldoli
VIII: The Tale of the Sun and Moon
IX: The Hiding of Valinor
X: Gilfanon’s Tale: The Travail of the Noldoli and the Coming of Mankind 

II – The Book of Lost Tales part 2

I: The Tale of Tinúviel
II: Turambar and the Foalókë
III: The Fall of Gondolin
IV: The Nauglafring
V: The Tale of Eärendel 
VI: The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales

III – The Lays of Beleriand

I: The Lay of the Children of Húrin
II: Poems Early Abandoned
III: The Lay of Leithian
IV: The Lay of Leithian Recommenced

IV – The Shaping of Middle-Earth

I: Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales
II: The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’
III: The Quenta
IV: The First ‘Silmarillion’ Map
V: The Ambarkanta
VI: The Earliest Annals of Valinor
VII: The Earliest Annals of Beleriand

V – The Lost Road and Other Writings

Part one: The Fall of Númenor and the Lost Road
I: The Early History of the Legend
II: The Fall of Númenor
III: The Lost Road
Part two: Valinor and Middle-Earth Before the Lord of the Rings
I: The Texts and Their Relations
II: The Later Annals of Valinor
III: The Later Annals of Beleriand
IV: Ainulindalé
V: The Lhammas
VI: Quenta Silmarillion
Part three & Appendix:
The Etymologies, The Genealogies, The List of Names and The Second ‘Silmarillion’ Map

VI – The Return of the Shadow

The First Phase
I: A Long-expected Party
II: From Hobbiton to the Woody End
III: Of Gollum and the Ring
IV: To Maggot’s Farm and Buckland
V: The Old Forest and the Withywindle
VI: Tom Bombadil
VII: The Barrow-wight
VII: Arrival at Bree
IX: Trotter and the Journey to Weathertop
X: The Attack on Weathertop
XI: From Weathertop to the Ford
XII: At Rivendell
XIII: ‘Queries and Alterations’
The Second Phase
XIV: Return to Hobbiton
XV: Ancient History
XVI: Delays Are Dangerous
XVII: A Short Cut to Mushrooms
XVIII: Again from Buckland to the Withywindle
The Third Phase
XIX: The Journey to Bree
XX: At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
XXI: To Weathertop and Rivendell
XXII: New Uncertainties and New Projections
The Story Continued
XXIII: In the House of Elrond
XXIV: The Ring Goes South
XXV: The Mines of Moria

VII – The Treason of Isengard 

I: Gandalf’s Delay
The Fourth Phase
II: From Hobbiton to Bree
III: From Bree to the Ford of Rivendell
IV: Of Hamilcar, Gandalf, and Saruman
V: Bilbo’s Song at Rivendell: Errantry and Eärendillinwë
VI: The Council of Elrond part one
VII: The Council of Elrond part two
VIII: The Ring Goes South
IX: The Mines of Moria part one: The Lord of Moria
X: The Mines of Moria part two: The Bridge
XI: The Story Foreseen from Moria
XII: Lothlórien
XIII: Galadriel
XIV: Farewell to Lórien
XV: The First Map of The Lord of the Rings
XVI: The Story Foreseen from Lórien
XVII: The Great River
XVIII: The Breaking of the Fellowship
XIX: The Departure of Boromir
XX: The Riders of Rohan
XXI: The Uruk-hai
XXII: Treebeard
XXIII: Notes on Various Topics
XXIV: The White Rider
XXV: The Story Foreseen from Fangorn
XXVI: The King of the Golden Hall

VIII – The War of the Ring 

Part One: The Fall of Saruman
I: The Destruction of Isengard
II: Helm’s Deep
III: The Road to Isengard
IV: Flotsam and Jetsam
V: The Voice of Saruman
VI: The Palantír
Part Two: The Ring Goes East
I: The Taming of Sméagol
II: The Passage of the Marshes
III: The Black Gate is Closed
IV: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
V: Faramir
VI: The Forbidden Pool
VII: Journey to the Cross-roads
VIII: Kirith Ungol
Part Three: Minas Tirith
I: Addendum to ‘The Treason of Isengard’
II: Book Five Begun and Abandoned
III: Minas Tirith
IV: Many Roads Lead Eastward part one
V: Many Roads lead Eastward part two
VI: The Siege of Gondor
VII: The Ride of the Rohirrim
VIII: The Story Foreseen from Forannest
IX: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
X: The Pyre of Denethor
XI: The Houses of Healing
XII: The Last Debate
XIII: The Black Gate Opens
XIV: The Second Map

IX – Sauron Defeated

Part One: The End of the Third Age
I: The Story of Frodo and Sam in Mordor
II: The Tower of Kirith Ungol
III: The Land of Shadow
IV: Mount Doom
V: The Field of Kormallen
VI: The Steward and the King
VII: Many Partings
VIII: Homeward Bound
IX: The Scouring of the Shire
X: The Grey Havens
XI: The Epilogue
Part Two: The Notion Club Papers
Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûnê

X – Morgoth’s Ring 

I: Ainulindalë
II: The Annals of Aman
III: The Later Quenta Silmarillion

The First Phase
i: Of the Valar
ii: Of Valinor and the Two Trees
iii: Of the Coming of the Elves
iv: Of Thingol and Melian
v: Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië
vi: Of the Silmarils and the Darkening of Valinor
vii: Of the Flight of the Noldor
viii: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
The Second Phase
ix: The Valaquenta
x: The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel
xi: Laws and Customs Among the Eldar
xii: Later Versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel
xiii: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
xiv: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
xv: Of the Darkening of Valinor
xvi: Of the Rape of the Silmarils
xvii: Of the Thieves’ Quarrel

IV: Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
V: Myths Transformed

XI – The War of the Jewels

I: The Grey Annals
II: The Later Quenta Silmarillion

i: Of Men
ii: Of the Siege of Angband
iii: Of Beleriand its Realms
iv: Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin
v: Concerning the Dwarves
vi: Of the Coming of Men into the West
vii: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
viii: The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion

III: The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion

i: The Wanderings of Húrin
ii: Ælfwine and Dírhaval
iii: Maeglin
iv: Of the Ents and the Eagles
v: The Tale of Years

IIII: Quendi and Eldar

i: The principal linguistic elements concerned
ii: Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin
iii: The Clan-names, with notes on other names for divisions of the Eldar

XII – The Peoples of Middle-earth

I: The Prologue
II: The Appendix on Languages
III: The Family Trees
IV: The Calendars
V: The History of the Akallabeth
VI: The Tale of Years of the Second Age
VII: The Heirs of Elendil
VIII: The Tale of Years of the Third Age
IX: The Making of Appendix A
X: Of Dwarves and Men
XI: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
XII: The Problem of Ros
XIII: Last Writings
XIV: Dangweth Pengoloð
XV: Of Lembas
XVI: The New Shadow
XVII: Tal-Elmar


The Hobbit

I: An Unexpected Party
II: Roast Mutton
III: A Short Rest
IV: Over Hill and Under Hill
V: Riddles in the Dark
VI: Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
VII: Queer Lodgings
VIII: Flies and Spiders
IX: Barrels Out of Bond
X: A Warm Welcome
XI:On the Doorstep
XII: Inside Information
XIII: Not at Home
XIV: Fire and Water
XV: The Gathering of the Clouds
XVI: A Thief in the Night
XVII: The Clouds Burst
XVIII: The Return Journey
XIX: The Last Stage

The Lord of the Rings

I – The Fellowship of the Ring

Book I
I: A Long-expected Party
II: The Shadow of the Past
III: Three is Company
IV: A Short Cut to Mushrooms
V: A Conspiracy Unmasked
VI: The Old Forest
VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil
VIII: Fog on the Barrow-downs
IX: At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
X: Strider
XI: A Knife in the Dark
XII: Flight to the Ford
Book II
XIII: Many Meetings
XIV: The Council of Elrond
XV: The Ring goes South
XVI: A Journey in the Dark
XVII: The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
XVIII: Lothlórien
XIX: The Mirror of Galadriel
XX: Farewell to Lórien
XXI: The Great River
XXII: The Breaking of the Fellowship

II – The Two Towers

Book III
I: The Departure of Boromir
II: The Riders of Rohan
III: The Uruk-hai
IV: Treebeard
V: The White Rider
VI: The King of the Golden Hall
VII: Helm’s Deep
VIII: The Road to Isengard
IX: Flotsam and Jetsam
X: The Voice of Saruman
XI: The Palantír
Book IV
XII: The Taming of Sméagol
XIII:The Passage of the Marshes
XIV: The Black Gate is Closed
XV: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
XVI: The Window on the West
XVII: The Forbidden Pool
XVIII: Journey to the Cross-Roads
XIX: The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
XX: Shelob’s Lair
XXI: The Choices of Master Samwise

III – The Return of the King

Book V
I: Minas Tirith
II: The Passing of the Grey Company
III: The Muster of Rohan
IV: The Siege of Gondor
V: The Ride of the Rohirrim
VI: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
VII: The Pyre of Denethor
VIII: The Houses of Healing
IX: The Last Debate
X: The Black Gate Opens
Book VI
XI: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
XII: The Land of Shadow
XIII: Mount Doom
XIV: The Field of Cormallen
XV: The Steward and the King
XVI: Many Partings
XVII: Homeward Bound
XVIII: The Scouring of the Shire
XIX: The Grey Havens

The Silmarillion

I: Ainulindalë
II: Valaquenta
III: Quenta Silmarillion

i: Of the Beginning of Days
ii: Of Aulë and Yavanna
iii: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
iv: Of Thingol and Melian
v: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië
vi: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
vii: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
viii: Of the Darkening of Valinor
ix: Of the Flight of the Noldor
x: Of the Sindar
xi: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
xii: Of Men
xiii: Of the Return of the Noldor
xiv: Of Beleriand and its Realms
xv: Of the Noldor in Beleriand
xvi: Of Maeglin
xvii: Of the Coming of Men into the West
xviii: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
xix: Of Beren and Lúthien
xx: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
xxi: Of Túrin Turambar
xxii: Of the Ruin of Doriath
xxiii: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
xxiv: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

IV: Akallabêth
V: Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Unfinished Tales 

I: The First Age
i: Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin
ii: Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
II: The Second Age
i: A Description of the Island of Númenor
ii: Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife
iii: The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor
iv: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn
III: The Third Age
i: The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
ii: Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan
iii: The Quest of Erebor
iv: The Hunt for the Ring
v: The Battles of the Fords of Isen
IV: Essays
i: The Drúedain
ii: The Istari
iii: The Palantíri

Children of Húrin

I: The Childhood of Túrin
II: The Battle of Unnumbered Tears
III: The Words of Húrin and Morgoth
IV: The Departure of Túrin
V: Túrin in Doriath
VI: Túrin among the Outlaws
VII: Of Mîm the Dwarf
VIII: The Land of Bow and Helm
IX: The Death of Beleg
X: Túrin in Nargothrond
XI: The Fall of Nargothrond
XII: The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin
XIII: The Coming of Túrin into Brethil
XIX: The Journey of Morwen and Niënor to Nargothrond
XX: Niënor in Brethil
XXI: The Coming of Glaurung
XXII: The Death of Glaurung
XXIII: The Death of Túrin

The Adventures of Tom Bombadill

I: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
II: Bombadil Goes Boating
III: Errantry
IV: Little Princess Mee
V: The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late
VI: The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon
VII: The Stone Troll
VIII: Perry-the-Winkle
IX: The Mewlips
X: Oliphaunt
XI: Fastitocalon
XII: Cat
XIII: Shadow-Bride
XIV: The Hoard
XV: The Sea-Bell
XVI: The Last Ship



Farmer Giles of Ham

Leaf by Niggle

Smith of Wootton Major

Mr. Bliss


The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

I: Introduction to the ‘Elder Edda’
II: Völsungskviða en nýja (‘The New Lay of the Völsungs’)
III: Guðrúnarkviða en nýja (‘The New Lay of Gudrún’)

The Fall of Arthur

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

I:  Beowulf
II: Sellic Spell
III: The Lay of Beowulf

The Story of Kullervo



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