James Redding Ware (1832-1909) was an author, journalist and lexicographer. John Simpson is the Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
`Plunges the reader straight into the late 19th-century Bartholomew Fair of undeserving paupers, loafers, Ally Slopers, theatrical types and demi-mondaines.' * The Spectator * `I hope J. Redding Ware studies comes into its own, or at least that others discover him. How often is it worth reading a dictionary just for the stories?' * Inside Higher Ed *