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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

Label
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
Explains how the "Oxford English Dictionary" was created and discusses the relationship between the editor and one of his most influential contributors, a psychotic murderer in one of England's cruelest asylums
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
423
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/subjectName
  • Murray, James A. H.
  • Minor, William Chester
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
  • English language
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780060839789
Lccn
98010204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 38425992
  • 290452
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780060839789
Lccn
98010204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 38425992
  • 290452

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