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

by Winchester, Simon.

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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, wa... Full description

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