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Author Winchester, Simon.

Title The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary / Simon Winchester.

Publication Info. New York : HarperPerennial, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  423.092 WIN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  423 WINCHESTER    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  423 WIN    Check Shelf
Edition 1st HarperPerennial ed.
Description xiii, 242 pages, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note "P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
"First HarperPerennial edition published 1999. Reissued 2005"--T.p. verso.
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.
Summary Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242).
Subject Minor, William Chester.
Murray, James A. H. (James Augustus Henry), 1837-1915 -- Friends and associates.
Minor, William Chester. (OCoLC)fst00412394
Murray, James A. H. (James Augustus Henry), 1837-1915. (OCoLC)fst01898763
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Oxford English dictionary.
New English dictionary on historical principles. (OCoLC)fst01361405
Oxford English dictionary. (OCoLC)fst01363319
Chronological Term 1861 - 1865
Subject Psychiatric hospital patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
English language -- Lexicography.
English language -- Etymology.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries. (OCoLC)fst00909533
English language -- Etymology. (OCoLC)fst00911149
English language -- Lexicography. (OCoLC)fst00911326
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Lexicographers. (OCoLC)fst00997019
Psychiatric hospital patients. (OCoLC)fst01081030
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
New English dictionary on historical principles.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Biography.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780060839789
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