In english class the professor said that 'The Ring Circle' (I don't remember the authors name) influenced J.R.R Tolkein's 'The Lord of the Rings'. Has anyone heard of this before? Does anyone know the author of 'The Ring Circle'? I've been going to some Library and book sites to find out more but I am coming up empty handed. I think that Wagner wrote an Opera about a ring or something like that, but am not sure.
Any help would be greatful, and sorry if this is a little off topic.