The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary / Simon Winchester.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998.
CCQ - Lusail Female Library
xi, 242 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -242)
"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