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Published: 17 August 2009

0 Pages | 18 half-tones

ISBN: 9780199568369

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The Ring of Words

Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, and Edmund Weiner

  • A new and unexplored angle on the creative work of one of the world's most famous and well-loved writers
  • 'Word studies' focus on Tolkien's linguistic landscape, covering over 100 coinages from 'hobbit' and 'mathom' to 'dwarf' and 'Middle Earth'
  • Written by three senior editors of the Oxford English Dictionary drawing on the resources of the OED's archives
  • New archival material presented for the first time
  • Appealing to both Tolkien enthusiasts and language enthusiasts