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

The shocking story of the single greatest contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary in 1857 reveals that the man who contributed 10,000 definitions to the book was in fact a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary 1999, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780060994860

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