The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

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Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary 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 than ten thousand. But their surprise… (more)


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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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