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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Book Description
The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary, 70 years in the making, was an intellectually heroic feat with a twist worthy of the greatest mystery fiction: one of its most valuable contributors was a criminally insane American physician, locked up in an English asylum for murder. British stage actor Simon Jones leads us through this uncommon meeting of minds (the other belonging to self-educ... More
Book Information
PublisherHarperCollins Children's Books
BindingPaperback (29 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages288
ISBN-10B002DMJUMW
Publication Date07/01/2005
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About Simon Winchester (Author) : Simon Winchester is a published author and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Simon Winchester include The Professor and the Madman, A Crack in the Edge of the World: Ame... more
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