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

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

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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Title
The professor and the madman
Title remainder
a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When James Murray, the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, set out to meet Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon and Civil War veteran and one of his most prolific contributors, he found the man in Broadmoor, an asylum for the criminally insane
Title
The professor and the madman
Creator
Summary
Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
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157430
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
423/.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1617.O94
LC item number
W56 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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Simon Winchester
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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Control code
889585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783885001
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hc : acid-free paper)
Lccn
98050794
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40256111
  • (OCoLC)40256111

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