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Lang Matl
Author Winchester, Simon.

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

Imprint New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  PE1617.O94    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 242 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242)
Summary "The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of
Subject Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915 -- Friends and associates.
Minor, William Chester.
Oxford English dictionary.
New English dictionary on historical principles.
English language -- Lexicography -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
English language -- Etymology.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Biography.
ISBN 0060175966 (hbk.)