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Caught in the web of words : James A.H. Murray and the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Katharine Maud Elisabeth Murray
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of the first editor of the "Oxford English Dictionary" is based on original documents. It is an account of how the dictionary was compiled, the problems the editor had to solve and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James A H Murray; James A H Murray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Maud Elisabeth Murray
ISBN: 0300063105 9780300063103
OCLC Number: 33887880
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1977.
Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue - "Round and Crooked S" - the formative years; the great learning period - schoolmaster and citizen; the discovery of Anglo-Saxon; new life in London; Furvivall's henchman; Mill Hill - the arcadian years; the web is spun - abortive negotiations with Macmillan; the fly is caught: negotiations with the delegates of the Oxford University Press; "Sundry Shocks and Serious Jars" - the raw materials for the dictionary; hoc unum facio - solving the technical problems; the triple nightmare - space, time, and money; editor and publisher - confrontation with Benjamin Jowett; the bete noire of the press; shearing Samson's locks - the pace of production must be increased; "Not the Least of the Glories of the University of Oxford"; the sands run out; "The Dic and the Little Dics" - the man and his family.
Responsibility: K.M. Elisabeth Murray ; with a pref. by R.W. Burchfield.

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