Monday, September 7, 2009

10 Books A Day: #139

All titles are by J. R. R. Tolkien, unless otherwise noted.

The Letters Of J. R. R. Tolkien (1981)...sel. & ed. Humphrey Carpenter...Houghton Mifflin Company

The Children Of Hurin...Illustrations by Alan Lee...Houghton Mifflin Company

The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle...Music by Donald Swann...Ballantine Books

The Father Christmas Letters...ed. Baillie Tolkien...Houghton Mifflin Company

Letters From Father Christmas (with Real Pull-Out Letters)...ed. Baillie Tolkien...HMCO

Letters From Father Christmas (Revised Edition)...ed. Baillie Tolkien...Houghton Mifflin Company

Mr. Bliss...Houghton Mifflin Company

Roverandom...ed. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond...Houghton Mifflin Company

Tolkien On Fairy-Stories, Expanded Edition...ed. Verlyn Flieger & Douglas A. Anderson...HarperCollins

A Middle English Vocabulary...Oxford

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo...Houghton Mifflin Company

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo...Ballantine Books

The Monsters And The Critics and Other Essays...Houghton Mifflin Company

Finn And Hengest: The Fragment And The Episode...ed. Alan Bliss...Houghton Mifflin Company

The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrun...Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Today's list brings us to the end of the "primary sources" of my Tolkien collection; that is to say, all the works produced by Tolkien himself. I should at this point mention my praise and appreciation for Christopher Tolkien, whose tireless work, not only as an executor of his father's estate, but also as an editor and critic of great skill, persistence, and insight for most of the works published posthumously, has greatly added to the depth and breadth of enjoyment of the Tolkien fan. And we seem far from the end. Rumors that publications of Tolkien's own verse translation of Beowulf are rumbling around.

And we are far from the end of my Tolkien books, as well. We still have sections on Tolkien Art, Criticism, Maps and Guides, Biography, Theology and Philosophy, and Parodies to consider and list.

The Road goes ever, ever on...

Book Count: 1655.

1 comment:

John said...

Eh-thank goodness...