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"Here, three senior editors of the OED offer an intriguing exploration of Tolkien's career as a lexicographer and illuminate his creativity as a word user and word creator. The centerpiece of the book is a collection of 'word studies' which will delight the heart of Lord of the Rings fans and word lovers everywhere."--Bookgasm
"Precious indeed is The Ring of Words. It brightens and deepens our understanding of Tolkien, his tales, and the words he forged them with."--Mike Foster, Mythlore
Posted December 15, 2012
Posted June 30, 2006
Short on Tolkien stuff, this is more a springboard for the authors to rave about the Oxford English Dictionary. Slightly disappointing. If you are a budding philologist slash Middle-earth buff, go for it. Those wanting more Tolkien bio, fan-raving, should try Tom Shippey's books, which the authors routinely cite.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.