The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

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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, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man,… (more)

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

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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