The novel was divided up into three volumes entitled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. We have included The Hobbit as apart of the “series,” although The Lord of the Rings is truly a novel split into multiple volumes rather than a series of novels. The Lord of the Rings volumes were published between July 1954 and October 1955. The Hobbit was published in 1937. Below is the order of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books in publication order (which is also their chronological order):
The Lord of the Rings Books: First Editions, Leather Editions, Single-volumes, multiple volume sets, paperbacks, hardcovers, and slipcased versions of another of Tolkiens most beloved works.