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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 : HarperPerennial, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  PE1617.O94    Available
Edition 1st HarperPerennial ed.
Description xiii, 242, 16 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note "P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
"First HarperPerennial edition published 1999. Reissued 2005"--T.p. verso.
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
Summary Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
Subject Minor, William Chester.
Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915 -- Friends and associates.
Oxford English dictionary.
New English dictionary on historical principles.
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
English language -- Lexicography.
English language -- Etymology.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Biography.
ISBN 9780060839789