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The Silmarillion by J. R. R. TolkienPre-prequel
The Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienPrequel
The Annotated Hobbit : The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again (Revised and Expanded Edition) by J. R. R. TolkienPrequel
The fellowship of the ring by J. R. R. Tolkien1
The two towers by J. R. R. Tolkien2
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3) by J. R. R. Tolkien3
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien1-3
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienThe Hobbit, plus Volumes I, II & III
The Ring Sets Out : Being the First Book of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume I, Book 1
The Ring Goes South: Being the Second Book of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume I, Book 2
The Treason of Isengard: Being the Third Book of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume II, Book 3
The Ring Goes East: Being the Fourth Book of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume II, Book 4
The War of the Ring : being the fifth book of the Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume III, Book 5
The End of the Third Age. Being the Sixth Book of the Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienVolume III, Book 6
The Lord of the Rings: Appendices by J. R. R. TolkienAppendices

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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