The Professor and the Madman

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

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 began in 1857, it 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, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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The Professor and the Madman
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-05 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

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 began in 1857, it was one
The Professor and the Madman
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

New York Times Bestseller 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,
The Surgeon of Crowthorne
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: Criminally insane
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the compiler of the first Oxford English Dictionary, and his most valued helper: Dr Minor of
Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 30
Authors: Worth Books
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: Open Road Media

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Professor and the Madman tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Winchester’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to
The Meaning of Everything
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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