The Lord of the Rings Index

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The Lord of the Rings Index was first published in the Ballantine Books edition of The Lord of the Rings in 1965. This index was a revision of an index that was compiled by Nancy Smith in 1958 based on the requirements of J.R.R. Tolkien for "an alphabetical list of all proper names of persons, places, or things .. in the text (including Foreword and Prologue, but not the Appendices)". It was combined with an index of songs and verses that was compiled by Baillie Klass.[1]

J.R.R. Tolkien added some notes and 'translations' and selected citations to the appendices to the index for the Allen & Unwin second edition of 1966.[1]

In 2005 a new, enlarged index[1] was compiled by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull independent of the previous index, but J.R.R. Tolkien's added notes and translations were retained within square brackets.[2]

Contents of previous editions[edit | edit source]

  • I Songs and Verses
    • (a) [Titles]
    • (b) First Lines
  • II Persons, Beasts and Monsters
  • III Places
  • IV Things

Contents of the 2005 edition[edit | edit source]

  • (Foreword)
  • I. Poems and Songs
  • II. Poems and Phrases in Languages Other Than Common Speeech
  • III. Persons, Places, and Things

See also[edit | edit source]


The Lord of the Rings
Foreword · Prologue · The Fellowship of the Ring · The Two Towers · The Return of the King · Appendices · Index