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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary

The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary

by Simon Winchester

  Print book : Biography  |  1st ed


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Not Urban Legend   (2014-02-11)

Very Good

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by IcyWiz

The premise of this book may seem like fiction, and it's written better than most mainstream fiction is today. Yet it's a true accounting, and it's painstakingly researched. Even if you have no interest in practical lexicography, this book is incredibly interesting. 



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Lexicology and Insanity   (2007-09-29)

Very Good

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by hanahjain

In Simon Winchester’s thoroughly researched book, 'The Professor and the Madman' is the history of the Oxford English Dictionary, and follows the lives of two men who were essential to its creation. Professor James Murray was the first editor of the OED, and Dr. W.C. Minor was an American Civil War veteran...
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