A Handlist of Books by the Inklings

compiled by David Bratman

This list was originally compiled for the appendices of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer (Kent State University Press, 2007). For reasons of space, the list was replaced by short bio-bibliographical essays discussing who the individual Inklings were, their relationship with the group, and some guidance to their scholarly and creative interests as writers and the best or most interesting of their books.

But space on the web is unlimited, so the original booklists are being put up here, with a pointer to this page from my appendix to Dr. Glyer's book. This simple unannotated list will eventually be replaced with fuller bibliographies, giving original publication information for each book, information on fuller bibliographies available elsewhere, and (for Inklings without those fuller bibliographies) much data on their other publications, e.g. in periodicals and in book collections. This guide may be used in conjunction with my other Inklings bibliography (which includes selected secondary works on the three principal Inklings, but does no more than list their colleagues), with my list of works by Inklings known to have been read or heard by other Inklings prior to publication, and with the appendix in Dr. Glyer's book (which provides biographical and scholarly information about these authors and their works). I wrote in my other Inklings booklist,

The Inklings were a gathering of friends -- all of them British, male, and Christian, most of them teachers at or otherwise affiliated with Oxford University, many of them creative writers and lovers of imaginative literature -- who met usually on Thursday evenings in C.S. Lewis's and J.R.R. Tolkien's college rooms in Oxford during the 1930s and 1940s for readings and criticism of their own work, and for general conversation. "Properly speaking," wrote W.H. Lewis, one of their number, the Inklings "was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both. There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections." An overlapping group gathered on Tuesday (later Monday) mornings in various Oxford pubs, usually but not always the Eagle and Child, better known as the Bird and Baby, between the 1940s and 1963. These were not strictly Inklings meetings, and contrary to popular legend the Inklings did not read their manuscripts in the pub.

These booklists include all the full-length original books of the nineteen "canonical" Inklings as listed in the biographical appendix to Humphrey Carpenter's study of the group, The Inklings (Allen & Unwin, 1978; Houghton Mifflin, 1979). Many of them did not write fiction, but their scholarship, memoirs, essays, and letters can be of interest to those exploring the thought of the Inklings. Selected books edited by each author are also included, as are posthumously-published new books and collections of previously uncollected works. Shorter works, including individual plays, in pamphlet or chapbook form are mostly excluded, but are listed selectively if they are of particular importance and not included in full-length books. Other reprints, omnibus editions, and selective repackagings of material previously in other books are excluded. Dates are of first publication in book form; some important revisions are noted. Books are listed in chronological order within categories. Shorter works, such as journal articles, and unpublished works are not listed, though some of these are of considerable importance and should not be neglected by Inklings scholars. Here, then, is a first simple record of the locations of their thoughts.

  1. Barfield, Owen (1898-1997)
  2. Bennett, J.A.W. (1911-1981)
  3. Cecil, Lord David (1902-1986)
  4. Coghill, Nevill (1899-1980)
  5. Dundas-Grant, James (1896-1985)
  6. Dyson, H.V.D. (1896-1975)
  7. Fox, Adam (1883-1977)
  8. Hardie, Colin (1906-1998)
  9. Havard, Robert E. (1901-1985)
  10. Lewis, C.S. (1898-1963)
  11. Lewis, W.H. (1895-1973)
  12. Mathew, Gervase (1905-1976)
  13. McCallum, R.B. (1898-1973)
  14. Stevens, C.E. (1905-1976)
  15. Tolkien, Christopher (1924-
  16. Tolkien, J.R.R. (1892-1973)
  17. Wain, John (1925-1994)
  18. Williams, Charles (1886-1945)
  19. Wrenn, C.L. (1895-1969)

OWEN BARFIELD (1898-1997)

  1. Fiction, semi-fiction, and other creative writing
    • The Silver Trumpet (1925). Children's novel.
    • This Ever Diverse Pair (1950). As by G. A. L. Burgeon. Narrative and dialogue on the life of a lawyer.
    • Worlds Apart: A Dialogue of the 1960's (1963). Philosophical dialogue.
    • Unancestral Voice (1965). Philosophical narrative and dialogue.
    • Mark vs. Tristram: Correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield (1967). Pamphlet, edited by Walter Hooper. Spoof legal correspondence concerning the Tristram/Isould infidelity case. Also included in C. S. Lewis Collected Letters.
    • A Cretaceous Perambulator (the Re-examination of) (1983). Pamphlet, by Barfield and C. S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper. Mock exam sent to Lewis to re-admit him to the annual walking tour group, published together with his answers.
    • Orpheus: A Poetic Drama (1983). Edited by John C. Ulreich, Jr.
    • A Barfield Sampler: Poetry and Fiction (1993). Edited by Jeanne Clayton Hunter and Thomas Kranidas. Includes "Night Operation" and "The Rose on the Ash-Heap" (short fiction each also later published separately).
    • Eager Spring (2008). Novella.
  2. Critical and scholarly books
    • History in English Words (1926).
    • Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning (1928).
    • Romanticism Comes of Age (1944, rev. 1967). Collection of essays.
    • Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry (1957).
    • Speaker's Meaning (1967). Lecture series.
    • What Coleridge Thought (1971).
    • The Rediscovery of Meaning, and Other Essays (1977).
    • History, Guilt, and Habit (1979). Lecture series.
    • Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis (1989). Edited by G. B. Tennyson. Collection of essays.
  3. Works edited or translated
    • The Voice of Cecil Harwood: A Miscellany (1979). By Harwood, edited by Barfield.
    • Barfield also translated or assisted in the translation of eleven books by the Austrian Anthroposophist philosopher Rudolf Steiner.

J. A. W. BENNETT (1911-1981)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • The Parlement of Foules: An Interpretation (1957).
    • Chaucer's Book of Fame: An Exposition of "The House of Fame" (1960). Lecture series.
    • Supplementary Notes on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1972-76). 4 volumes, privately published.
    • Chaucer at Oxford and at Cambridge (1974). Lecture series.
    • The Knight's Tale: A Commentary (1976). Privately published.
    • Essays on Gibbon (1980). Privately published.
    • The Humane Medievalist and Other Essays in English Literature and Learning, from Chaucer to Eliot (1982). Edited by Piero Boitani. Posthumous collection. Includes his inaugural lecture as Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge.
    • Poetry of the Passion: Studies in Twelve Centuries of English Verse (1982).
    • Middle English Literature (1986). Edited and completed by Douglas Gray. Oxford History of English Literature vol. 1, part 2.
  2. Works edited or translated
    • The Knight's Tale (1954). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Bennett. Harrap's English Classics.
    • The Poems of Richard Corbett (1955). Edited by Bennett and H. R. Trevor-Roper.
    • Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose: From MS. Arundel 285 and MS. Harleian 6919 (1955).
    • Essays on Malory (1963).
    • Early Middle English Verse and Prose (1966). Edited by Bennett and G. V. Smithers.
    • Selections from John Gower (1968). With introduction, notes and glossary by Bennett.
    • Piers Plowman: The Prologue and Passus I-VII of the B Text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 (1972). By William Langland, edited with notes and glossary by Bennett. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor series.
    • Ordo Missae: Order of the Mass (1974). Translated into traditional liturgical English by Bennett.

LORD DAVID CECIL (1902-1986)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • Cans and Can'ts (1927). By Cynthia Asquith and David Cecil. Question and answer word game.
    • The Stricken Deer, or, The Life of Cowper (1929).
    • Early Victorian Novelists: Essays in Revaluation (1934). Also published as Victorian Novelists: Essays in Revaluation.
    • The Young Melbourne: and the Story of His Marriage with Caroline Lamb (1939). Also published as parts 1-2 of Melbourne.
    • The English Poets (1941). Britain in Pictures series.
    • Hardy, the Novelist: An Essay in Criticism (1943). Lecture series.
    • Two Quiet Lives: Dorothy Osborne, Thomas Gray (1948).
    • Poets and Story-Tellers: A Book of Critical Essays (1949).
    • Lord M., or, The Later Life of Lord Melbourne (1954). Also published as part 3 of Melbourne.
    • The Fine Art of Reading, and Other Literary Studies (1957).
    • Max: A Biography (1964). Biography of Max Beerbohm.
    • Visionary and Dreamer: Two Poetic Painters, Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones (1969). Lecture series.
    • The Cecils of Hatfield House: An English Ruling Family (1973).
    • A Portrait of Jane Austen (1978).
    • A Portrait of Charles Lamb (1983).
    • Some Dorset Country Houses: A Personal Selection (1985).
  2. Works edited
    • Selections from Cowper: Poetry and Prose (1933). Methuen's English Classics series.
    • The New Book of English Verse (1935). Edited by Charles Williams, with associate editors Lord David Cecil, Ernest De Selincourt, and E. M. W. Tillyard.
    • An Anthology of Modern Biography (1936). Also published as Modern Biography.
    • The Oxford Book of Christian Verse (1940).
    • Modern Verse in English (1958). Edited by Cecil and Allen Tate. Also published as Modern Verse in English, 1900-1950.
    • The Bodley Head Max Beerbohm (1970). Also published as Selected Prose by Max Beerbohm.
    • English Short Stories of My Time (1970).
    • A Choice of Tennyson's Verse (1971).
    • Library Looking-Glass: A Personal Anthology (1975).
    • Desmond MacCarthy: The Man and His Writings (1984).
    • A Choice of Bridges's Verse (1987).

NEVILL COGHILL (1899-1980)

  1. Published plays
    • The Masque of Hope: presented for the entertainment of H. R. H. Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her visit to University College, 25 May 1948, by the Oxford University Dramatic Society (1948). By Coghill, on a theme devised by Glynne Wickham.
  2. Critical and scholarly books
    • The Poet Chaucer (1949, revised 1967).
    • Shakespeare's Professional Skills (1964).
    • The Collected Papers of Nevill Coghill, Shakespearian and Medievalist (1988). Edited with an introduction by Douglas Gray. Posthumous collection.
  3. Works edited or translated
    • New Oxford Poetry 1937 (1937). Edited by Coghill and Alistair Sandford.
    • Visions from Piers Plowman: Taken from the Poem of William Langland (1949). Translated into modern English by Coghill.
    • The Canterbury Tales (1951). By Geoffrey Chaucer, translated into modern English by Coghill.
    • The Pardoner's Tale (1958). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.
    • The Nun's Priest's Tale (1959). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.
    • The Man of Law's Tale (1969). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.
    • Troilus and Criseyde (1971). By Geoffrey Chaucer, translated into modern English by Coghill.
    • A Choice of Chaucer's Verse (1972). Selected with an introduction by Coghill. In the original with an accompanying paraphrase in modern verse.

JAMES DUNDAS-GRANT (1896-1985)

H. V. D. DYSON (1896-1975)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • "The Emergence of Shakespeare's Tragedy." Proceedings of the British Academy 36 (1950): 69-93. Annual Shakespeare Lecture, 1950. Also published in pamphlet form.
    • Augustans and Romantics, 1689-1830 (1940, rev. 1950 and 1961). By Dyson and John Butt, with chapters on art, economics and philosophy by Geoffrey Webb, F. J. Fisher, and H. A. Hodges. Introductions to English Literature 3.
  2. Works edited
    • Poetry and Prose: with essays by Johnson, Coleridge, Hazlitt, etc. (1933). By Alexander Pope. Introduction and notes by Dyson.

ADAM FOX (1883-1977)

  1. Poetry books
    • Babylon: A Sacred Satire (1929).
    • Old King Coel: A Rhymed Tale in Four Books (1937).
    • Westminster Memories: In Verse and Picture (1944).
  2. Critical and scholarly books
    • Dominus Virtutum: Four Addresses to Schoolmasters and College Tutors (1936).
    • Poetry for Pleasure (1938). Inaugural lecture as Professor of Poetry, Oxford University, 1938.
    • Plato for Pleasure (1945).
    • A Brief Description of the Worshipful Company of Skinners (1947).
    • English Hymns and Hymn Writers (1947). Britain in Pictures.
    • Britain's Greatest Treasure: Westminster Abbey (1951). With sketches by Albert Warren and photos by A. F. Brown.
    • The Pictorial History of Westminster Abbey (1952, often revised).
    • Meet the Greek Testament: Two Essays and a Dialogue Intended for Those Who Have Little or No Greek (1952).
    • John Mill and Richard Bentley: A Study of the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 1675-1729 (1954).
    • God Is an Artist: An Informal Conversation (1957).
    • Dean Inge (1960). Biography.
  3. Works edited or translated
    • Selections from Wordsworth: An Introduction to Romance in Literature (1909). Edited with an introduction by Fox.
    • Poems Old and New (1944). By T. H. Collinson, selected and edited by Fox.
    • Plato and the Christians: Passages from the Writings of Plato (1957). Selected and translated with an introduction by Fox.
    • English Well Used: Prose Passages (1968). Selected by Fox and Andrew Claye.
    • Sacred and Secular: A Companion (1975). Compiled by Fox and Gareth and Georgina Keene.

COLIN HARDIE (1906-1998)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • Dante's Comedy as Self-Analysis and Integration (1959). Guild of Pastoral Psychology lecture.
    • The Georgics: A Transitional Poem (1971). Jackson Knight memorial lecture, Exeter University, 1970.
  2. Works edited
    • Vitae Vergilianae antiquae: vita Donati, vita Servii, vita Probiana, vita Focae, S. Hieronymi excerpta (1954).
    • Centenary Essays on Dante (1965). By members of the Oxford Dante Society.

ROBERT E. HAVARD (1901-1985)

C. S. LEWIS (1898-1963)

  1. Poetry books (including translations)
    • Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics (1919). As Clive Hamilton. Also in Collected Poems.
    • Dymer (1926). As Clive Hamilton. Also in Narrative Poems.
    • Poems (1964). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection. Also in Collected Poems.
    • Narrative Poems (1969). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis (1994). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile (2011). By Virgil. Translated by Lewis, edited by A.T. Reyes.
  2. Fiction and semi-fiction
    • The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism (1933, rev. 1943).
    • Out of the Silent Planet (1938). Novel in the Ransom trilogy.
    • The Screwtape Letters (1942).
    • Perelandra (1943). Also published as Voyage to Venus. Novel in the Ransom trilogy.
    • That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-tale for Grown-ups (1945). Also published as The Tortured Planet. Novel in the Ransom trilogy.
    • The Great Divorce: A Dream (1945).
    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Story for Children (1950). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (1952). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • The Silver Chair (1953). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • The Horse and His Boy (1954). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • The Magician's Nephew (1955). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • The Last Battle: A Story for Children (1956). Children's novel in The Chronicles of Narnia.
    • Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (1956).
    • Mark vs. Tristram: Correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield (1967). Pamphlet, edited by Walter Hooper. Spoof legal correspondence concerning the Tristram/Isould infidelity case. Also included in C. S. Lewis Collected Letters.
    • The Dark Tower and Other Stories (1977). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • A Cretaceous Perambulator (the Re-examination of) (1983). Pamphlet, by Owen Barfield and C. S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper. Mock exam sent to Lewis to re-admit him to the annual walking tour group, published together with his answers.
    • Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis (1985). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection of juvenilia. Expanded edition published as Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia by C.S. Lewis and W.H. Lewis (2008).
  3. Critical and scholarly books on literature
    • The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (1936).
    • Rehabilitations and Other Essays (1939). Most are also in Selected Literary Essays.
    • The Personal Heresy: A Controversy (1939). With E. M. W. Tillyard.
    • A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942).
    • English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama (1954). Oxford History of English Literature 3. Also published as Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century.
    • Studies in Words (1960).
    • An Experiment in Criticism (1961).
    • They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses (1962). Many are also in Selected Literary Essays.
    • The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964).
    • Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1966). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (1966). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection. Essays also in Of This and Other Worlds (also published as On Stories). Stories also in The Dark Tower and Other Stories.
    • Spenser's Images of Life (1967). Edited by Alastair Fowler. Lectures assembled from notes.
    • Selected Literary Essays (1969). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • Of This and Other Worlds (1982). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection. Also published as On Stories and Other Essays on Literature.
    • Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews (2013). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
  4. Theological and ethical non-fiction
    • The Problem of Pain (1940). Appendix by R. Havard, M.D.
    • Broadcast Talks (1942). Also published as The Case for Christianity. Rev. as bk. 1-2 of Mere Christianity.
    • Christian Behaviour: A Further Series of Broadcast Talks (1943). Rev. as bk. 3 of Mere Christianity.
    • The Abolition of Man, or, Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools (1943).
    • Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God (1944). Rev. as bk. 4 of Mere Christianity.
    • Miracles: A Preliminary Study (1947, rev. 1960).
    • Transposition and Other Addresses (1949). Also published as The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses.
    • Mere Christianity (1952). Rev. from Broadcast Talks, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality.
    • Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (1955).
    • Reflections on the Psalms (1958).
    • The Four Loves (1960).
    • The World's Last Night and Other Essays (1960).
    • A Grief Observed (1961). As N. W. Clerk.
    • Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer (1964).
    • Christian Reflections (1967). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection.
    • God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics (1970). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection. Also published as Undeceptions.
    • Present Concerns (1986). Edited by Walter Hooper. Posthumous collection of essays.
  5. Letters and diaries (all posthumously published)
    • Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966). Edited with a memoir by W. H. Lewis. Revised and enlarged edition, edited by Walter Hooper (1988). Also in Collected Letters.
    • Letters to an American Lady (1967). Edited by Clyde S. Kilby. Also in Collected Letters.
    • They Stand Together: The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves, 1914-63 (1979). Edited by Walter Hooper. Also published as The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves, 1914-63. Also in Collected Letters.
    • Letters to Children (1985). Edited by Lyle W. Dorsett and Marjorie Lamp Mead. Also in Collected Letters.
    • Letters: A Study in Friendship (1988). With Giovanni Calabria. Translated and edited by Martin Moynihan. Also published as The Latin Letters of C. S. Lewis. Also in Collected Letters.
    • All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis 1922-27 (1991). Edited by Walter Hooper.
    • Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis: A Correspondence (2000). Also published in From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas between Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis (2003). Edited by Ryder W. Miller. Letters also in Collected Letters.
    • Collected Letters (2000-2007). Edited by Walter Hooper. 3 vols.
  6. Works edited
    • George MacDonald: An Anthology (1946).
    • Essays Presented to Charles Williams (1947). Edited with a preface and an essay, "On Stories," by Lewis.
    • Arthurian Torso: Containing the Posthumous Fragment of The Figure of Arthur by Charles Williams and a Commentary on the Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams by C. S. Lewis (1948).

W. H. LEWIS (1895-1973)

  1. Fiction (posthumously published)
    • Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia by C.S. Lewis and W.H. Lewis (2008). Collection of juvenilia. Expanded edition of Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis (1985). Edited by Walter Hooper.
  2. Critical and scholarly books
    • The Splendid Century: Some Aspects of French Life in the Reign of Louis XIV (1953).
    • The Sunset of the Splendid Century: The Life and Times of Louis Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine, 1670-1736 (1955).
    • Assault on Olympus: The Rise of the House of Gramont between 1604 and 1678 (1958).
    • Louis XIV: An Informal Portrait (1959).
    • The Scandalous Regent: A Life of Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, 1674-1723, and of His Family (1961).
    • Levantine Adventurer: The Travels and Missions of the Chevalier d'Arvieux, 1653-1697 (1962).
  3. Diaries (posthumously published)
    • Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis (1982). Edited by Clyde S. Kilby and Marjorie Lamp Mead.
  4. Works edited
    • Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon (1964). Translated by Bayle St. John. Edited with an introduction by W. H. Lewis.
    • Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966). Edited with a memoir by W. H. Lewis. Rev. and enlarged edition, edited by Walter Hooper (1988).

GERVASE MATHEW (1905-1976)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • The Reformation and the Contemplative Life: A Study of the Conflict between the Carthusians and the State (1934). By David and Gervase Mathew.
    • Byzantine Painting (1950). Introduction and notes by Gervase Mathew.
    • Bede Jarrett of the Order of Preachers (1952). With Kenneth Wykeham-George. Biography.
    • Byzantine Aesthetics (1963).
    • The Court of Richard II (1968).
  2. Works edited
    • History of East Africa (1963). Vol. 1. Edited by Roland Oliver and Gervase Mathew.

R. B. McCALLUM (1898-1973)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • Asquith (1936). Great Lives. Biography.
    • England and France, 1939-1943 (1944).
    • Public Opinion and the Last Peace (1944).
    • The British General Election of 1945 (1947). With Alison Readman.
    • The Liberal Party from Earl Grey to Asquith (1963). Men and Ideas series.
  2. Works edited
    • On Liberty, and Considerations on Representative Government (1946). By J. S. Mill, edited with an introduction by McCallum. Blackwell's political texts.

C. E. STEVENS (1905-1976)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • Sidonius Apollinaris and His Age (1933).
    • The Building of Hadrian's Wall (1966). Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society extra series 20. Revision of Horsley memorial lecture, 1947.

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN (1924-

  1. Critical and scholarly works
    • The Silmarillion [by] J. R. R. Tolkien: A Brief Account of the Book and Its Making (1977). Pamphlet. Also in Mallorn 14 (1980): 3-8.
    • The History of Middle-earth Index (2002). Compilation by Helen Armstrong of Christopher Tolkien's indexes to the twelve volumes of The History of Middle-earth.
  2. Works edited or translated
    (excluding posthumous books by J. R. R. Tolkien, under whom they are listed)
    • The Pardoner's Tale (1958). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Nevill Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.
    • The Nun's Priest's Tale (1959). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Nevill Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.
    • The Saga of King Heidrek the Wise (1960). Translated from the Icelandic with introduction, notes and appendices by Christopher Tolkien.
    • The Man of Law's Tale (1969). By Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Nevill Coghill and Christopher Tolkien. Harrap's English Classics.

J. R. R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973)

  1. Creative work: Books published in his lifetime
    • Songs for the Philologists (1936). By J. R. R. Tolkien, E. V. Gordon, and others. Poems. Unauthorized private publication.
    • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (1937, rev. 1951 and 1966). Children's novel. Also published as The Annotated Hobbit, with intro. and notes by Douglas A. Anderson (1988, 2nd ed. 2002). See also The History of The Hobbit below.
    • Farmer Giles of Ham (1949). 50th anniversary edition, edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (1999), includes "The First (Manuscript) Version" and "The Sequel."
    • The Lord of the Rings (1954-55, rev. 1966). 3 vols. Vol. 1, The Fellowship of the Ring. Vol. 2, The Two Towers. Vol. 3, The Return of the King. See also volumes with subseries "The History of The Lord of the Rings" below.
    • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book (1962).
    • Tree and Leaf (1964). Includes story "Leaf by Niggle" (first published 1945). 2nd ed., including the poem "Mythopoeia" (1988).
    • The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle (1967, rev. 1978). Poems by J. R. R. Tolkien; music by Donald Swann. With commentary and calligraphy by Tolkien.
    • Smith of Wootton Major (1967). Story. Extended edition, edited by Verlyn Flieger (2005), includes draft versions and supplementary essays.
  2. Creative work: Posthumous writings not in series
    • The Father Christmas Letters (1976). Edited by Baillie Tolkien. Children's stories. Rev. and expanded as Letters from Father Christmas (1999).
    • The Silmarillion (1977). Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
    • Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth (1980). Edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien.
    • Mr. Bliss (1982). Children's picture book.
    • Bilbo's Last Song (1990). With illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Poem. Previously published as poster (1974).
    • Roverandom (1998). Children's story. Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond.
    • Narn i Chîn Húrin: The Tale of the Children of Húrin (also called The Children of Húrin) (2007). Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
    • The History of The Hobbit (2007, rev. 2011). Edited by John D. Rateliff. 2 vols. Part 1, Mr. Baggins. Part 2, Return to Bag-End. Rev. ed. in 1 vol.
    • The Legend of Sigurd & Gúdrun (2009). Poems. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
    • The Fall of Arthur (2013). Poem. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
  3. Creative work: Posthumous books in "The History of Middle-earth" series
    (all edited by Christopher Tolkien)
    • The Book of Lost Tales (1983-84). 2 vols. The History of Middle-earth 1-2.
    • The Lays of Beleriand (1985). Poems. The History of Middle-earth 3. Includes commentary by C. S. Lewis.
    • The Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals ... (1986). The History of Middle-earth 4.
    • The Lost Road and Other Writings: Language and Legend Before The Lord of the Rings (1987). The History of Middle-earth 5.
    • The Return of the Shadow (1988). The History of Middle-earth 6. The History of The Lord of the Rings 1.
    • The Treason of Isengard (1989). The History of Middle-earth 7. The History of The Lord of the Rings 2.
    • The War of the Ring (1990). The History of Middle-earth 8. The History of The Lord of the Rings 3.
    • Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age, The Notion Club Papers, and The Drowning of Anadûnê (1992). The History of Middle-earth 9. The History of The Lord of the Rings 4. Part 1 also published as: The End of the Third Age.
    • Morgoth's Ring (1993). The History of Middle-earth 10. The Later Silmarillion 1.
    • The War of the Jewels (1994). The History of Middle-earth 11. The Later Silmarillion 2.
    • The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996). The History of Middle-earth 12.
  4. Creative work: Posthumous linguistic material published as issues of Parma Eldalamberon
    • I Lam na Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue (1995). Edited by Christopher Gilson, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 11.
    • Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon, Together with the Poetic and Mythologic Words of Eldarissa (1998). Edited by Christopher Gilson, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 12.
    • The Alphabet of Rúmil and Early Noldorin Fragments (2001). Edited by Arden R. Smith, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 13.
    • Early Qenya and Valmaric (2003). Edited by Patrick Wynne, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 14.
    • Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings (2004). Edited by Arden R. Smith, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 15.
    • Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets [Part 1] (2006). Edited by Christopher Gilson, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 16.
    • Words, Phrases and Passages in various tongues in The Lord of the Rings (2007). Edited by Christopher Gilson. Parma Eldalamberon 17.
    • Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets, Part 2 (2009). Edited by Christopher Gilson, et al. Parma Eldalamberon 18.
    • Quenya Phonology (2010). Edited by Christopher Gilson. Parma Eldalamberon 19.
    • The Qenya Alphabet (2012). Edited by Arden R. Smith. Parma Eldalamberon 20.
    • Qenya Noun Structure (2013). Edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne, and Arden R. Smith. Parma Eldalamberon 21.
  5. Artwork (posthumously published)
    • Pictures by J. R. R. Tolkien (1979, rev. 1992). Foreword and notes by Christopher Tolkien.
    • J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (1995). By Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, with illustrations by J. R. R. Tolkien.
    • The Art of The Hobbit (2011). Edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull.
  6. Critical and scholarly books
    • A Middle English Vocabulary (1922). Also as glossary of Fourteenth-Century Verse and Prose, edited by Kenneth Sisam.
    • Tree and Leaf (1964). Includes essay "On Fairy-Stories" (first published 1947).
    • Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode (1982). Edited by Alan Bliss. Posthumously-published lecture notes.
    • The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays (1983). Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Posthumous collection.
    • Beowulf and the Critics (2002, rev. 2011). Edited by Michael D. C. Drout. Posthumous collection of draft texts of essay "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics," of which the standard text is in The Monsters and the Critics.
    • Tolkien on Fairy-stories (2008). Edited by Verlyn Flieger & Douglas A. Anderson. "On Fairy-Stories" with draft versions and supplementary texts.
  7. Letters (posthumously published)
    • Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien: A Selection (1981, index rev. 2000). Edited by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.
  8. Works edited or translated
    • A Spring Harvest (1918). Poems by Geoffrey Bache Smith, edited by Tolkien and C. L. Wiseman.
    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1925, rev. 1967). Edited by Tolkien and E. V. Gordon.
    • Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle (1962). Edited by Tolkien from MS. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 402. Early English Text Society series 249.
    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo (1975). Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Posthumous collection.
    • The Old English Exodus (1981). Text, translation, and commentary by Tolkien. Edited by Joan Turville-Petre.
    • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with "Sellic Spell" (2014). Edited by Christopher Tolkien.

JOHN WAIN (1925-1994)

  1. Poetry books
    • Mixed Feelings: Nineteen Poems (1951). Most also in A Word Carved on a Sill.
    • A Word Carved on a Sill (1956).
    • Weep Before God: Poems (1961). Most also in Poems 1949-1979.
    • Wildtrack: A Poem (1965).
    • Letters to Five Artists: Poems (1969). Parts also in Poems 1949-1979.
    • Feng: A Poem (1975). Six parts of this 17-part poem were previously published in The Shape of Feng (1972).
    • Poems 1949-1979 (1980).
    • Open Country (1987).
    • Selected Poems and Memoirs (2000). Posthumous collection. Most poems previously published.
  2. Novels and story collections
    • Hurry on Down: A Novel (1953). Also published as Born in Captivity.
    • Living in the Present: A Novel (1955).
    • The Contenders: A Novel (1958).
    • A Travelling Woman: A Novel (1959).
    • Nuncle and Other Stories (1960).
    • Strike the Father Dead: A Novel (1962).
    • The Young Visitors: A Novel (1965).
    • Death of the Hind Legs and Other Stories (1966).
    • The Smaller Sky (1967).
    • A Winter in the Hills (1970).
    • The Life Guard: Stories (1972).
    • The Pardoner's Tale (1978).
    • Lizzie's Floating Shop (1981). Children's novel.
    • Young Shoulders (1982). Also published as The Free Zone Starts Here.
    • Where the Rivers Meet (1988).
    • Comedies (1990). Where the Rivers Meet (Oxford trilogy) 2.
    • Hungry Generations (1994). (Where the Rivers Meet) Oxford trilogy 3.
  3. Published plays
    • Frank (1984).
    • Johnson Is Leaving: A Monodrama (1994).
  4. Critical and scholarly books
    • Preliminary Essays (1957).
    • Essays on Literature and Ideas (1963).
    • The Living World of Shakespeare: A Playgoer's Guide (1964).
    • Arnold Bennett (1967). Critical essay. Columbia Essays on Modern Writers 23. Reprinted in Six Modern British Novelists, edited by George Stade (1974).
    • A House for the Truth: Critical Essays (1972).
    • Samuel Johnson (1974). Biography.
    • Professing Poetry (1977). Lectures delivered as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.
  5. Memoirs
    • Sprightly Running: Part of an Autobiography (1962).
    • Dear Shadows: Portraits from Memory (1986). Biographical sketches.
    • Selected Poems and Memoirs (2000). Posthumous collection.
  6. Works edited
    • Contemporary Reviews of Romantic Poetry (1953).
    • Interpretations: Essays on Twelve English Poems (1955, rev. 1972).
    • International Literary Annual 1 (1958)-2 (1959).
    • Anthology of Modern Poetry (1963). Hutchinson English texts.
    • Shakespeare, Macbeth: A Casebook (1968, rev. 1994).
    • Shakespeare, Othello: A Casebook (1971, rev. 1994).
    • Johnson as Critic (1973). Routledge critics series.
    • Johnson on Johnson: A Selection of the Personal and Autobiographical Writings (1976). Selected with an introduction and commentary by John Wain.
    • An Edmund Wilson Celebration (1978). Also published as Edmund Wilson: The Man and His Work.
    • The New Wessex Selection of Thomas Hardy's Poetry (1978). Chosen by John and Eirian Wain, introduction by John Wain.
    • Personal Choice: A Poetry Anthology (1978).
    • Anthology of Contemporary Poetry: Post-war to the Present (1979).
    • Everyman's Book of English Verse (1981).
    • The Oxford Library of English Poetry (1986). 3 vols. Also published as The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry and The Oxford Anthology of Great English Poetry.
    • The Oxford Library of Short Novels (1990). 3 vols.

CHARLES WILLIAMS (1886-1945)

  1. Poetry books
    • The Silver Stair (1912).
    • Poems of Conformity (1917).
    • Divorce (1920).
    • Windows of Night (1924).
    • Heroes and Kings (1930).
    • Taliessin through Logres (1938). Also in Charles Williams (Arthurian Poets) .
    • The Region of the Summer Stars (1944). Also in Charles Williams (Arthurian Poets) .
    • Charles Williams (1991). Posthumous collection of Arthurian poems, some previously unpublished. Edited and introduced by David Llewellyn Dodds. Arthurian Poets.
  2. Novels
    • War in Heaven (1930).
    • Many Dimensions (1931).
    • The Place of the Lion (1931).
    • The Greater Trumps (1932).
    • Shadows of Ecstasy (1933).
    • Descent into Hell (1937).
    • All Hallows' Eve (1945).
  3. Published plays
    • A Myth of Shakespeare (1928).
    • Three Plays (1931).
    • Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury (1936). Also in Collected Plays.
    • Judgement at Chelmsford: A Pageant Play (1939). Also in Collected Plays.
    • The House of the Octopus (1945). Also in Collected Plays.
    • Seed of Adam and Other Plays (1948). Posthumous collection. Also in Collected Plays.
    • Collected Plays (1963). Edited by John Heath-Stubbs. Posthumous collection.
    • The Masques of Amen House: Together with Amen House Poems (2000). Edited and annotated by David Bratman. Posthumous collection.
  4. Critical and scholarly books
    • Poetry at Present (1930).
    • The English Poetic Mind (1932).
    • Bacon (1933). Biography.
    • Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind (1933).
    • James I (1934). Biography.
    • Rochester (1935). Biography.
    • Queen Elizabeth (1936). Great Lives. Also published as Queen Elizabeth I. Biography.
    • Henry VII (1937). Biography.
    • Stories of Great Names (1937).
    • He Came Down from Heaven (1938).
    • The Descent of the Dove: A Short History of the Holy Spirit in the Church (1939).
    • Witchcraft (1941).
    • The Forgiveness of Sins (1942).
    • The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante (1943).
    • Flecker of Dean Close (1946). Biography.
    • The Image of the City and Other Essays (1958). Edited by Anne Ridler. Posthumous collection.
    • Outlines of Romantic Theology: With which is reprinted, Religion and Love in Dante: The Theology of Romantic Love (1990). Edited and introduced by Alice Mary Hatfield. Religion and Love in Dante was originally published as a pamphlet in 1941.
    • Essential Writings in Spirituality and Theology (1993). Edited by Charles Hefling. Posthumous collection, some previously published.
    • The Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams (2003). Edited by Jared C. Lobdell. Posthumous collection.
  5. Letters (all posthumously published)
    • Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims (1989). Commentary by Lois Lang-Sims. Intro. and notes by Glen Cavaliero.
    • To Michal from Serge: Letters from Charles Williams to His Wife, Florence, 1939-1945 (2001). Edited by Roma A. King, Jr.
  6. Works edited or retold
    • Poems of Home and Overseas (1921). Compiled by Williams and V. H. Collins.
    • A Book of Victorian Narrative Verse (1927).
    • Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1930). Edited by Robert Bridges. 2nd ed., with an appendix of additional poems and a critical intro. by Williams.
    • The Ring and the Book (1934). By Robert Browning, retold by Williams.
    • The New Book of English Verse (1935). Edited by Williams; associate editors Lord David Cecil, Ernest De Selincourt, E. M. W. Tillyard.
    • The Story of the Aeneid (1936). By Virgil, retold by Williams.
    • The Passion of Christ: Being the Gospel and Narrative of the Passion with Short Passages Taken from the Saints and Doctors of the Church (1939).
    • The New Christian Year (1941). Quotations, arr. by Church of England liturgical calendar.
    • The Letters of Evelyn Underhill (1943).
    • Solway Ford and Other Poems (1945). By Wilfrid Gibson, selected by Williams.

C. L. WRENN (1895-1969)

  1. Critical and scholarly books
    • The English Language (1949). Home study books 8.
    • An Old English Grammar (1955, rev. 1957). With Randolph Quirk. Methuen's Old English library.
    • Anglo-Saxon Poetry and the Amateur Archaeologist (1962). R. W. Chambers memorial lecture, University College, London.
    • A Study of Old English Literature (1967).
    • Word and Symbol: Studies in English Language (1967). Essays.
    • The Idea of Comparative Literature (1968). Presidential address of the Modern Humanities Research Association.
  2. Works edited
    • Beowulf and the Finnesburg Fragment (1940, rev. 1950). Translated into modern English prose by John R. Clark Hall. New edition, completely revised, with notes and an introduction by Wrenn, with prefatory remarks by J. R. R. Tolkien.
    • English Studies Today: Papers Read at the International Conference of University Professors of English, held in Magdalen College, Oxford, August 1950 (1951). Edited by Wrenn and G. Bullough.
    • Beowulf, with the Finnesburg Fragment (1953, rev. 1958 and 1973).
    • English and Medieval Studies: Presented to J. R. R. Tolkien on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday (1962). Edited by Norman Davis and Wrenn.


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