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The professor and the madman

a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary

by Simon Winchester

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by G.K. Hall in Thorndike, Me .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915,
    • Minor, William Chester,
    • Oxford English dictionary,
    • New English dictionary on historical principles,
    • English language -- Lexicography -- History -- 19th century,
    • Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Psychiatric hospital patients -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • English language -- Etymology,
    • Large type books,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSimon Winchester.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE1617.O94 W56 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination308 p. (large print) :
      Number of Pages308
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL387758M
      ISBN 100783885008
      LC Control Number98050794

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