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

By: Winchester, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew York : Harper Collins, 1998Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 18cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062564610 (pbk.).Subject(s): Minor, William Chester | Murray, James A. H. 1837-1915 (James Augustus Henry), -- Friends and associates | Oxford English dictionary | New English dictionary on historical principles | Psychiatric hospital patients -- Biography. -- Great Britain | Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism | English language -- Lexicography | English language -- Etymology | United States -- Biography. -- History -- Veterans -- Civil War, 1861-1865DDC classification: 423.092 WIN
Contents:
The dead of the night in Lambeth Marsh -- The man who taught Latin to cattle -- The madness of war -- Gathering Earth's daughters -- The big dictionary conceived -- The scholar in cell block two -- Entering the lists -- Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat -- The meeting of minds -- The unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments.
Summary: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
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"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.

"First HarperPerennial edition published 1999. Reissued 2005"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242).

The dead of the night in Lambeth Marsh -- The man who taught Latin to cattle -- The madness of war -- Gathering Earth's daughters -- The big dictionary conceived -- The scholar in cell block two -- Entering the lists -- Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat -- The meeting of minds -- The unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments.

Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.

Refer to PO FY14-2229.

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