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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
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
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
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157430
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
423.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Murray, James Augustus Henry
  • Minor, William Chester
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
  • English language
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242)
Control code
ocm42373835
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harperperennial ed.
Extent
xiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780060994860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABV-1522
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242)
Control code
ocm42373835
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harperperennial ed.
Extent
xiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780060994860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABV-1522

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