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Hailed by the "New York Times" as "a fascinating, spicy, learned tale, " this runaway national bestseller takes an extraordinary look into literary ...Show synopsisHailed by the "New York Times" as "a fascinating, spicy, learned tale, " this runaway national bestseller takes an extraordinary look into literary genius, madness, and the making of the"Oxford English Dictionary."Hide synopsis
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Edition: first edition as stated. later print number in question.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. very good+. near fine copy....Very good. No dust jacket as issued. very good+. near fine copy. cover has little bump/edge wear. lightly read. toning text clean+, sq., tight, solid. a nice copy. fast shipping. First edition. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 230 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Very Good. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; TRADE PAPERBACK IN...Very Good. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; TRADE PAPERBACK IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. 242 pages. Clean, unmarked, with light edgewear. A delightful, intriguing book--a tale of madness, genius, and obsessions of two men that led to the making of the Oxford Dictionary.
Description:Fine hard cover book in fine dust jacket. Black and white...Fine hard cover book in fine dust jacket. Black and white photographs. Signed by author on full title page, 259 pages with index.
Description:Like New in Like New jacket. 1998 Stated First Edition, w/full...Like New in Like New jacket. 1998 Stated First Edition, w/full number line. Hardcover w/l.n. dust jacket. As new, mint condition. From The Civil War Book Shop-As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Later printing ...Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Later printing (9th). Cloth. 242pp. Couple of illustrations. Signed by Winchester on title page. "The linguistic detective story of the decade" (William Safire). Highly, highly reviewed book by an author & researcher who doesn't disappoint. Fine in dj.
The American edition of "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" is a fascinating story as well as an excellent read. The subject has been superbly researched - as is a hallmark of any Simon Winchester book - and is all the more worthy because it's not a subject that gets much attention by the general reader. ...
Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman is a model of nonfiction, fascinating, intelligent, and elegantly written, telling the utterly compelling story of Prof. Murray, the editor of the first Oxford English Dictionary, and his friendship with Captain Minor, who was committed to an insane ...
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