The Professor and the Madman

by Simon Winchester | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9065542418 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAylaMeywing of Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on 8/2/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAylaMeywing from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Goodreads: Hidden within the rituals of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary is a fascinating mystery. Professor James Murray was the distinguished editor of the OED project.

Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War, was one of the most prolific contributors to the dictionary, sending thousands of neat, hand-written quotations from his home.

After numerous refusals from Minor to visit his home in Oxford, Murray set out to find him. It was then that Murray would finally learn the truth about Minor – that, in addition to being a masterly wordsmith, he was also an insane murderer locked up in Broadmoor, an English asylum for criminal lunatics.

The Professor and the Madman is the unforgettable story of the madness and genius that contributed to one of the greatest literary achievements in the history of English letters.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, December 27, 2017
thanks AylaMey!

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, July 08, 2018
I thought this would really appeal but, alas, no. The subject matter is interesting so may have been just a matter of style. Shame.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Grafton Centre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (7/19/2019 UTC) at Grafton Centre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

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