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

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

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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Title
The professor and the madman
Title remainder
a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157430
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
423/.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1617.O94
LC item number
W56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/98010204.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The
  • big dictionary conceived
  • 6. The
  • scholar in cell block two
  • 7.
  • Entering the lists
  • 8.
  • Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat
  • 9. The
  • meeting of minds
  • 1. The
  • 10. The
  • unkindest cut
  • 11.
  • Then only the monuments
  • dead of night in Lambeth Marsh
  • 2. The
  • man who taught Latin to cattle
  • 3. The
  • madness of war
  • 4.
  • Gathering Earth's daughters
Control code
187116
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780965792950
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
98010204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38425992
  • (OCoLC)38425992
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/98010204.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The
  • big dictionary conceived
  • 6. The
  • scholar in cell block two
  • 7.
  • Entering the lists
  • 8.
  • Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat
  • 9. The
  • meeting of minds
  • 1. The
  • 10. The
  • unkindest cut
  • 11.
  • Then only the monuments
  • dead of night in Lambeth Marsh
  • 2. The
  • man who taught Latin to cattle
  • 3. The
  • madness of war
  • 4.
  • Gathering Earth's daughters
Control code
187116
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780965792950
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
98010204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38425992
  • (OCoLC)38425992

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