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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary


Blowout Sale! Save 56% on the The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Harper Perennial at Translate This Website. MPN: 2601005. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted


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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Manufacturer:Harper Perennial
Brand:Harper Perennial
Part Number:2601005
Publisher:Harper Perennial
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