The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

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A New York Times Notable Book  

The Professor and the Madman 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 making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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