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The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

The Ring of Words 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. Full description

Important places

Oxford (518)


Oxfordshire (697)


United Kingdom (21,421)

Other geographical areas

South East (2,496)
Yorkshire and The Humber (6,115)
North of England (7,026)