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

By: Winchester, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2006ISBN: 006112236X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780061122361 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0061122408 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader); 9780061122408 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader).Subject(s): Oxford English dictionary | New English dictionary on historical principles | English language -- Lexicography -- History -- 19th century | Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915 | Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Minor, William Chester | Psychiatric hospital patients -- Great Britain -- Biography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Biography | English language -- EtymologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 423/.092 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold
Contents:
dead of night in Lambeth Marsh -- man who taught Latin to cattle -- madness of war -- Gathering Earth's daughters -- big dictionary conceived -- scholar in cell block two -- Entering the lists -- Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat -- meeting of minds -- unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242).

1. The dead of night in Lambeth Marsh -- 2. The man who taught Latin to cattle -- 3. The madness of war -- 4. Gathering Earth's daughters -- 5. The big dictionary conceived -- 6. The scholar in cell block two -- 7. Entering the lists -- 8. Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat -- 9. The meeting of minds -- 10. The unkindest cut -- 11. Then only the monuments.

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The professor and the madman : by Winchester, Simon. ©1998
The professor and the madman by Winchester, Simon. ©2006

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