The Professor and the Madman

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  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 9780060839789
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3630 reviews
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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 05 July 2005
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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 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

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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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, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman  A Tale of Murder  Insanity  and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 07 March 2017
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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 18 October 1998
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The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story - a story of two remarkable men whose strange twenty-year relationship lies at the core of this historic undertaking. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

The Surgeon of Crowthorne
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 18 October 1998
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W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED's editor, James Murray, didn't realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder.

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 18 October 2021
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Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything
  • Author : Simon Winchester OBE
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 13 April 2018
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'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating

Korea

Korea
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 27 October 2009
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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us

Land

Land
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 19 January 2021
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The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future. Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his

Outposts

Outposts
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 27 October 2009
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The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire Originally published in 1985, Outposts is Simon Winchester’s journey to find the vanishing empire, “on which the sun never sets.” In the course of a three-year, 100,000 mile journey—from the chill of the Antarctic to the blue seas of the Caribbean, from the South of Spain and the tip of

The Professor Challenger Chronicles A Collection of Works

The Professor Challenger Chronicles  A Collection of Works
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 31 March 2016
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These early works by Arthur Conan Doyle were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Professor Challenger series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work,