The Professor And The Madman: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Tác giả: Simon Winchester

Thể loại: Nonfiction

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  • ISBN: 9780062564610
  • Weight: 180g
  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Publication date: 11-Oct-2016
The national bestseller that chronicles the fascinating story of two extraordinary men and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary--now available in a limited Olive Edition."The linguistic detective story of the decade."--William Safire, New York Times MagazineMasterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman 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. show more

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