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The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The making of the "Oxford English Dictionary" was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: James A H Murray; William Chester Minor; James Augustus Henry Murray, Sir 1837-1915.; William Chester Minor; James A H Murray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 9780140271287 0140271287 0670878626 9780670878628
OCLC Number: 42083202
Notes: American ed. published under title: The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
Description: 207 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Saturday Night in Lambeth Marsh --
Chapter Two: The Man Who Taught Latin to Cattle --
Chapter Three: The Madness of War --
Chapter Four: Gathering Earth's Daughters --
Chapter Five: The Big Dictionary Conceived --
Chapter Six: The Scholar in Cell Block 2 --
Chapter Seven: Entering the Lists --
Chapter Eight: Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat --
Chapter Nine: The Meeting of Minds --
Chapter Ten: The Unkindest Cut --
Chapter Eleven: Then Only the Monuments --
Chapter Twelve: Postscript.
Other Titles: Professor and the madman
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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