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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
Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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
EUF
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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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  • Minor, William Chester
  • Murray, James A. H.
  • United States
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
  • English language
  • Minor, William Chester
  • Murray, James A. H.
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • English language
  • English language
  • Friendship
  • Lexicographers
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Veterans
  • Great Britain
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover
  • "First HarperPerennial edition published 1999. Reissued 2005"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, buckwheat -- The meeting of minds -- The unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments
Control code
ocm83977055
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
xiii, 242, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060839789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)83977055
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Note
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover
  • "First HarperPerennial edition published 1999. Reissued 2005"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, buckwheat -- The meeting of minds -- The unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments
Control code
ocm83977055
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
xiii, 242, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060839789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)83977055

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