About this book
Subtitled, "Tolkien & The Oxford English Dictionary". New to paperback, a detailed study of his creative work, appealing to both Tolkien and language enthusiasts.
The Ring of Words describes the unique relationship between Tolkien's creative use of the English language in his fiction and his work on the Oxford English Dictionary. In 'word studies' the authors, themselves editors of the OED, explore individual words Tolkien used in terms of their origins, development, and significance in his fictional world.
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