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

Winchester, Simon,

The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary / [print] Simon Winchester. - 1st Harperperennial ed. - New York : HarperPerennial, (c)1999. - xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.



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.



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PE1617.P764 1999

PE1617.P764 1999

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