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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
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
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157430
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
423/.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1617.O94
LC item number
W56 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Murray, James A. H.
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
  • English language
  • Large type books
  • United States
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998. 1st ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889585
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783885001
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)PIN03097580
Label
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998. 1st ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889585
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783885001
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)PIN03097580

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