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'''''The Ancrene Riwle''''' is a Modern English edition of the [[Middle English]] work ''[[Ancrene Riwle]]''. [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] conributed with a Preface (page v), dated [[29 June]] [[1955]]. The two paragraph preface discusses the version of the ''Ancrene Riwle'' chosen for translation by Salu.<ref name=TB>''An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography'', at Tolkienbooks.net</ref> As described by [[Richard C. West]] (who quotes from the preface), Tolkien calls the "Middle English dialect of the original <nowiki>'</nowiki>''a natural, easy, and cultivated speech, familiar with the courtesy of letters, able to combine colloquial liveliness with a reverence for the already long tradition of English writing'',<nowiki>'</nowiki> and thinks the translator has succeeded in representing this in modern terms."<ref>[[Richard C. West]] (1970) ''[[Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist]]'', p. 5</ref>
 
'''''The Ancrene Riwle''''' is a Modern English edition of the [[Middle English]] work ''[[Ancrene Riwle]]''. [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] conributed with a Preface (page v), dated [[29 June]] [[1955]]. The two paragraph preface discusses the version of the ''Ancrene Riwle'' chosen for translation by Salu.<ref name=TB>''An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography'', at Tolkienbooks.net</ref> As described by [[Richard C. West]] (who quotes from the preface), Tolkien calls the "Middle English dialect of the original <nowiki>'</nowiki>''a natural, easy, and cultivated speech, familiar with the courtesy of letters, able to combine colloquial liveliness with a reverence for the already long tradition of English writing'',<nowiki>'</nowiki> and thinks the translator has succeeded in representing this in modern terms."<ref>[[Richard C. West]] (1970) ''[[Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist]]'', p. 5</ref>
  
A paperback edition of the book was published by Burns & Oates in 1963 (reprinted in 1967), and another paperback edition by the University of Exeter Press in 1990 (ISBN 0859893413; reprinted in 2001).<ref name=TB/>
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A paperback edition of the book was published by Burn & Oates in 1963 (reprinted in 1967), and another paperback edition by the University of Exeter Press in 1990 (ISBN 0859893413; reprinted in 2001).<ref name=TB/>
 
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