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Professor and the Madman, The, Winchester, Simon


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Автор: Winchester, Simon   (Саймон Винчестер)
Название:  Professor and the Madman, The
Перевод названия: Саймон Винчестер: Профессор и сумасшедший
ISBN: 9780060839789
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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ISBN-10: 0060839783
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 242
Вес: 0.227 кг.
Дата издания: 31.07.2005
Серия: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/Historical
Язык: English
Размер: 209 x 138 x 22
Подзаголовок: A tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the oxford english dictionary
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Поставляется из: США
Описание:

A New York Times Notable Book - Now a Major Motion Picture

The Professor and the Madman 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 making of the OED 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 comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is the linguistic detective story of the decade. (William Safire, New York Times Magazine)

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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