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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 A. H.
  • Minor, William Chester
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 p.
Isbn
9780060175962
Lccn
98010204
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • CARL0623309122
  • (OCoLC)38425992
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]-241)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 p.
Isbn
9780060175962
Lccn
98010204
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • (Sirsi) BRD52416291
  • CARL0623309122
  • (OCoLC)38425992

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